Winner of Penny McKay Memorial Award 2023


The Penny McKay Memorial Award is jointly offered by the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) and the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ). This award honours Penny’s contribution to research and development in second/additional language education.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Penny McKay Award for 2023 is Dr Leonard Freeman for his doctoral thesis undertaken at the University of Melbourne entitled Fair vs. useful: Evaluating the fairness and validity of interpretations and uses of remote Aboriginal students’ national reading test performances, supervised by Emeritus Professor Gill Wigglesworth and A/Prof Carsten Rover. 

Many congratulations to Leonard and his supervisors on this outstanding record of achievement.

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