There's a webinar coming up on the 10th through LARC again. It covers Language Assesment in foreign language classrooms. There's a quick podcast out now from the speaker (Dr. Matthew Poehner) who is trying to support assment towards support of learning compared to merely assessment fo measurement.
With the ongoing struggle of teaching to the test to generate adequate scores for their classes I a interested in this discussion and the implementation of dynamic assessment. It seems to be a more involved humanistic approach. We'll see how it goes. If you are interested in joining you can read more information here: http://larc.sdsu.edu/poehner-webinar/