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Charter College of Education

Antony Kunnan

Office: King Hall C2044
Phone: 323 343 4344
FAX: 323 343 5336


Antony Kunnan primarily teaches classes in language testing, language planning and policy and ethics. He is the author of Test taker characteristics and test performance: A structural modeling approach (Cambridge, 1995), the editor of Validation in language assessment (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998) and editor of Fairness and validation in language assessment (Cambridge, 1999). He has published journal articles in the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Language Testing and the Journal of English as a Foreign Language, test reviews in the Buros' Mental Measurements Yearbook, and book chapters in well-known collections. Prior to his present position, he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a faculty member at the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore, and an English teacher at St. Germain High School in Bangalore. He is currently the editor of Language Assessment Quarterly. Expressions of interest in the area of language assessment are welcome particularly for publication consideration and from thesis students. He is also President of the International Language Testing Association for 2004.


My teaching interests include language assessment, language planning and policy, second and bilingual language acquisition, and ethics and standards.


My research interests include many topics in language assessment: valiation, bias and fairness, accommodations, the politics of assessment; language assessment for admissions and placement as well as for employment, citizenship, immigration and asylum.


Ph.D. Applied Linguistics 1992

Los Angeles, CA

M.Litt. Applied Linguistics 1984
Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages

Hyderabad, India

M.A. English Language & Literature 1976
Bangalore University

Bangalore, India

B.A. Social Sciences 1974
St. Joseph's College

Bangalore, India

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