Dr Jin Yan is a professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. She has been involved in research and practice of language testing and assessment since the late 1980s and has rich experience in the operation of language assessment programs. Her research interest focuses on the development and validation of large-scale and high-stakes language assessments. She is currently chair of the National College English Testing Committee and Vice President of the Asian Association for Language Assessment. She is also co-editor-in-chief of the Springer open-access journal Language Testing in Asia. She in on the editorial boards of international and Chinese journals including Language Testing, International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, Classroom Discourse, Foreign Language Testing and Teaching, Foreign Languages in China, Foreign Language World, Foreign Language Education in China, Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies.