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Jing is a Senior Research Manager at Cambridge Assessment English. His current research focuses on automated speaking assessment, validity theory, and computer-assisted language learning. Jing received his doctorate in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University where he studied language assessment with Professor Carol Chapelle. He is a recipient of the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award (2017) and the ILTA Best Article Award (2012). Before joining Cambridge Assessment English, Jing worked as Program Assistant on the Oral English Certification Test and as a summer research intern at the Educational Testing Service.
Jing grew up in China and started his career as an English language teacher. He came to the UK in 2015 after finishing his postgraduate studies in the United States. In his leisure time Jing enjoys travelling with his family, reading, exercising, and playing basketball.
Khabbazbashi, N, Xu, J and Galaczi, E (forthcoming) Opening the black box: Exploring automated speaking assessment, in Lanteigne, B, Coombe, C and Brown, J D (Eds) Issues in Language Testing Around the World, Springer
Xu, J (forthcoming) Measuring ‘Spoken Collocational Competence’ in communicative speaking assessment, Language Assessment Quarterly.
Yu, G and Xu, J (Eds) (forthcoming) Test Validation in a Digital Age Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Xu, J and Seed, G (2017) Automated speaking tests: Merging technology, assessment and customer needs, paper presented at the Language Testing Forum, Huddersfield, UK, November 2017.
Xu, J (2015) Annotating abstract vocabulary using multimedia, in Turel, V (Ed) Intelligent Design of Interactive Multimedia Listening Software, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 27-46
Xu, J and Wang, H (2015) Exploring the driving forces behind the evolution of validity theory, paper presented at the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AREA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, April 2015.
Xu, J (2012) Collocations in learner speech: Accuracy, complexity, and context, paper presented at the 34th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Princeton, USA, April 2012.
Chapelle, C A, Chung, Y-R, Hegelheimer, V, Pendar, N and Xu, J (2010) Towards a computer-delivered test of productive grammatical ability, Language Testing 27 (4), 443-469.
Xu, J (2010) Using multimedia vocabulary annotations in L2 reading and listening activities, CALICO Journal 27 (2), 311-327.
Xu, J and Xi, X (2010) Comparing human and machine judgments of collocations and relating them to speaking proficiency, paper presented at the 32nd Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), University of Cambridge, UK, April 2010.
Chapelle, C A, Chung, Y-R and Xu, J (Eds) (2008) Towards Adaptive CALL: Natural Language Processing for Diagnostic Language Assessment, Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
Mislevy, R, Chapelle, C A, Chung, Y-R and Xu, J (2008) Options for adaptivity in computer-assisted language learning and assessment, in Chapelle, C A, Chung, Y-R and Xu, J (Eds) Towards Adaptive CALL: Natural Language Processing for Diagnostic Language Assessment, Ames, IA: Iowa State University, 9-24.