Cathie Elder is director of the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, in Carleton, Victoria, Australia. Her major research efforts and output have been in the area of language assessment. She has a particular interest in issues of fairness and bias in language testing and in the challenges posed by the assessment of language proficiency for specific professional and academic purposes.
University of Melbourne Carleton, Victoria, Australia
Ute Knoch is a research fellow at the Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne, in Carleton, Victoria, Australia. Her research interests are in the areas of writing assessment, rating scale development, rater training, and assessing languages for specific purposes.
Ronghui Zhang is a lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages at Shenzhen Polytechnic Institute, Shenzhen, China. Her research interests are in the area of foreign language pedagogy and writing assessment.