Elvis Wagner, Ed.D.
Elvis Wagner, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning
Teaching & Learning

College of Education
447 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Hall, College of Education
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone: (215) 204-5821
elvis.wagner@temple.edu

Education
  • Ed.D. Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.M. Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. TESOL, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. English, University of Nebraska
  • B.A. English, Spanish, History, Texas Christian University
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Teaching and Testing of Second Language Oral Proficiency
  • Oral Proficiency of International Teaching Assistants and Teaching Effectiveness
  • Second and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
Recent Scholarship

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Research Reports

Wagner, E. (in press). Spoken texts for L2 listening instruction and assessment. In M. DelliCarpini (Ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English language teaching. New York: Wiley.

Wagner, E., & Toth, P. (in press). The role of pronunciation in the assessment of L2 listening ability. In T. Isaacs & P. Trofimovich (Eds.), Interfaces in second language pronunciation assessment: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Wagner, E. (2016). A study of the use of TOEFL iBT speaking and listening scores for International Teaching Assistants’ screening. ETS Research Report Series. doi: 10.1002/ets2.12104  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ets2.12104/abstract

Wagner, E. (2016). Authentic texts in the assessment of L2 listening ability. In J. Banarjee & D. Tsagari (Eds.), Contemporary second language assessment (pp. 438-463). London: Continuum.

Wagner, E., & Wagner, S. (2016). Scripted and unscripted spoken texts used in listening tasks on high stakes tests in China, Japan, and Taiwan. In V. Aryadoust & J. Fox (Eds.), Current trends in language testing in the Pacific Rim and the Middle East: Policies, analyses, and diagnoses (pp. 103-123). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Mahboob, A., Paltridge, B., Phakiti, A., Wagner, E., Starfield, S., Burns, A., Jones, R., & De Costa, P. (2016). TESOL Quarterly research guidelines. TESOL Quarterly, 50, 42-65.

Wagner, E. (2015). Survey research in applied linguistics. In B. Paltridge & A. Phakiti (Eds.), Research methods in Applied Linguistics (pp. 83-99). London: Continuum.

Wagner, E. (2014). Using unscripted spoken texts in the teaching of second language listening. TESOL Journal, 5, 288-311.

Wagner, E. (2014). Assessing listening. In A. Kunnan (Ed), Companion to language assessment (Volume 1, pp. 47-63). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wagner, E., & Toth, P. (2014). Teaching and testing L2 Spanish listening using scripted versus unscripted texts. Foreign Language Annals, 47, 404-422.

Wagner, E. (2013). An investigation of how the channel of input and access to test questions affect L2 listening test performance. Language Assessment Quarterly, 10, 178-195.

Toth, P., Wagner, E., & Moranski, K. (2013). “Co-constructing” explicit L2 knowledge among high school Spanish learners during inductive grammar instruction. Applied Linguistics, 34, 279-303.

Wagner, E. (2013). Surveys. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wagner, E., & Toth, P. (2013). High school Spanish learners’ interaction during inductive grammar instruction. In K. McDonough and A. Mackey (Eds.), Interaction in diverse educational settings (pp. 89-108). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wagner, E. (2010). How does the use of video texts affect ESL listening test-taker performance? Language Testing, 27, 493-510.

Wagner, E. (2010). Test-takers’ interaction with an L2 video listening test. System, 38, 280-291.

Wagner, E. (2010). Survey research in applied linguistics. In B. Paltridge & A. Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum companion to second language research methods (pp. 22-38). London: Continuum.

Wagner, E. (2008). Video listening tests: What are they measuring? Language Assessment Quarterly, 5, 218-243. (Winner of the 2008 ILTA Best Article in Language Testing award)

Wagner, E. (2007). Are they watching? An investigation of test-taker viewing behavior during an L2 video listening test. Language Learning and Technology, 11, 67-86. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/pdf/wagner.pdf

Wagner, E. (2004). A construct validation study of the extended listening sections of the ECPE and MELAB. Spaan Fellow Working Papers in Second or Foreign Language Assessment. Volume 2, 1-25. Ann Arbor, MI: English Language Institute, University of Michigan. http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/sites/default/files/resources/SpaanPapers/Spaan_V2_Wagner.pdf

Wagner, E. (2002). Video listening tests: A pilot study. Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2(1). http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/7

Test and Book Reviews

Wagner, E., & Kunnan, A. (2015). [Review of the Duolingo English Test]. Language Assessment Quarterly, 12, 320-331.

Wagner, E., & Kunnan, A. (2014). [Review of Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (Arabic and Spanish)]. In J. Carlson, K. Geisinger, & J. Jonson (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 189-191). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Kunnan, A. & Wagner, E., (2014). [Review of the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English]. In J. Carlson, K. Geisinger, & J. Jonson (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 286-288). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Wagner, E. (2009). [Review of the book English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy]. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 12, 721-725.

Wagner, E. (2007). [Review of the book The Psychology of the Language Learner: Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition]. Language Teaching Research, 11, 506-509.

Wagner, E. (2003). [Review of the book Assessing listening]. Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 3.  http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/25/30