Senior Assessment Innovation Manager
Mark Chapman is the Senior Assessment Innovation Manager at WIDA. His work focuses on developing new language proficiency tests for K-12 English learners in US public schools and international schools. Mark also contributes to WIDA's research validation agenda with a specialization in the validation of speaking and writing performance assessments for young language learners.
Mark previously served as the Associate Director of Assessment with the University of Michigan’s English as a Second Language testing program. He also spent more than a decade teaching English in Japan, most recently at Hokkaido University. He has a a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) and a Ph.D. in assessment from the Center for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedfordshire (U.K.).
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