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Language Testing And Evaluation

Author : Desmond Allison
ISBN : 9971692260
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book brings together two related fields - language testing and language programme evaluation - in a way that no single introductory text has done, and seeks to encourage closer relations between the two in both academic curricula and professional practice. It introduces readers not just to basic concepts, but to some of the major social, educational and research concerns and activities that characterise language testing and evaluation. The book can serve either as a basic text for a taught course, or for self-study. All chapters include suggestions for further reading, and discussions frequently point towards possible explorations in classroom research and practice. A glossary of key concepts and a select annotated bibliography are provided. The book addresses the language teaching profession generally as well as students of applied linguistics and English language teaching.

Language Testing And Assessment

Author : Aek Phakiti
ISBN : 1474290124
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book covers crucial knowledge and skill sets for developing language tests and setting assessments. Aimed at practitioners of applied linguistics and TESOL and complete with online resources in a Companion Website for students and lecturers, the book: · is an introductory, yet comprehensive, text on language testing and assessment · covers the theoretical and methodological framework and rationale for language test use, assessment techniques in different language skills and basic strategies for analysis of test quality · stresses the importance of test reliability, validity and fairness in language assessment · provides its audience with theoretical and practical knowledge in language assessment · forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of language assessment, and a unique opportunity for the readers to ground their knowledge of principles in language assessment research. This book will equip readers with the ability to use theories and principles in language testing and assessment to design and use language tests and assessments optimally, given the available time and resources in a given context, and promote good practice and research in language testing and assessment.

Language Testing And Assessment

Author : Elana Shohamy
ISBN : 9048191831
Genre : Education
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This volume addresses the broad theme and specific topics associated with current thinking in the field of language testing and assessment. The volume offers •multiple perspectives on the ‘what’ (the ‘trait’) of languages, and the ‘how’ (‘the method’) of assessment •multiple approaches developed for assessment especially given the multiplicity of languages used by many diverse groups of learners in many different contexts •focus on the societal roles of language testers, their responsibility to be socially accountable and to ensure ethicality and professionalism •focus on language testing in multilingual and diverse contexts This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

Language Testing And Assessment

Author : Glenn Fulcher
ISBN : 0203449061
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language Testing and Assessment: introduces students to the key methods and debates surrounding language testing and assessment explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put presents influential and seminal readings in testing and assessment by names such as Michael Canale and Merrill Swain, Michael Kane, Alan Davies, Lee Cronbach and Paul Meehl, and Pamela Moss. The accompanying webite to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415339476//STRONG">http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415339476/

Language Testing And Assessment Research

Author : Antony John Kunnan
ISBN : LCCN:2014036436
Genre : Educational tests and measurements
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Validation In Language Testing

Author : Alister H. Cumming
ISBN : 185359296X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"The validation of language tests is widely discussed and expected, but only in recent years have researchers adopted a variety of innovative techniques for developing, assessing and validating specific tests of second or foreign language proficiency and their impact on education and society. Indeed, as the present volume clearly demonstrates, many different techniques for empirical analysis and types of evidence may be used to assess and interpret the validity of diverse aspects of language tests as well as the consequences they may have for language students, educators and society."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Testing In Language Programs

Author : James Dean Brown
ISBN : 0991585402
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Testing in Language Programs is a textbook for graduate and undergraduate teacher training courses in language testing and assessment. Ideal for both classroom and personal reference, this book targets the needs of those making both program-level decisions (admissions, proficiency, and placement) as well as classroom-level decisions (e.g., assessing what students have learned through diagnostic and achievement testing.

Fairness And Validation In Language Assessment

Author : Antony John Kunnan
ISBN : 0521658748
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Fairness of language tests and testing practices has been a concern among test developers and test users. The 19th annual Language Testing Research Colloquium held in 1997 in Florida, brought this concern into focus. The papers in this volume offer an introduction to fairness and validation in the field of language assessment.

Statistical Analyses For Language Assessment Book

Author : Lyle F. Bachman
ISBN : 9780521802772
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book provides language teachers with guidelines to develop suitable listening tests.

Language Test Construction And Evaluation

Author : Charles J.. Alderson
ISBN : 0521478294
Genre : Education
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This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.

Dictionary Of Language Testing

Author : Alan Davies
ISBN : 9780521658768
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This Dictionary of Language Testing contains some 600 entries on language assessment

Understanding Language Testing

Author : Dan Douglas
ISBN : 9781444166422
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Understanding Language Testing presents an introduction to language tests and the process of test development that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field, the book promotes a practical understanding of language testing using examples from a variety of languages. While grounded on solid theoretical principles, the book focuses on fostering a true understanding of the various uses of language tests and the process of test development, scoring test performance, analyzing and interpreting test results, and above all, using tests as ethically and fairly as possible so that test takers are given every opportunity to do their best, to learn as much as possible, and feel positive about their language learning. Each chapter includes a summary, suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such this is the ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics and language education, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to language testing.

English Language Proficiency Assessments For Young Learners

Author : Mikyung Kim Wolf
ISBN : 9781317379041
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English Language Proficiency Assessments for Young Learners provides both theoretical and empirical information about assessing the English language proficiency of young learners. Using large-scale standardized English language proficiency assessments developed for international or U.S. contexts as concrete examples, this volume illustrates rigorous processes of developing and validating assessments with considerations of young learners’ unique characteristics. In this volume, young learners are defined as school-age children from approximately 5 to 13 years old, learning English as a foreign language (EFL) or a second language (ESL). This volume also discusses innovative ways to assess young learners’ English language abilities based on empirical studies, with each chapter offering stimulating ideas for future research and development work to improve English language assessment practices with young learners. English Language Proficiency Assessments for Young Learners is a useful resource for students, test developers, educators, and researchers in the area of language testing and assessment.

Language Testing And Validation

Author : C. Weir
ISBN : 9780230514577
Genre : Education
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Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based on the latest approaches to test validation. A book for all MA students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL, and for professional language teachers

Exploring Language Assessment And Testing

Author : Anthony Green
ISBN : 9781134516551
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Language Assessment and Testing is a straightforward introduction to the field that provides an inclusive and impartial survey of both classroom based assessment by teachers and larger scale testing, using concrete examples to guide students to the relevant literature. Ranging from theory to classroom based scenarios, the author provides practical guidance on designing, developing and using assessments, with flexible, step by step processes for improving the quality of tests and assessment systems to make them fairer and more accurate. This book is an indispensable introduction to the areas of language assessment and testing, and will be of interest to language teachers as well as postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students studying Language Education, Applied Linguistics and Language Assessment.

Language Testing

Author : Tim McNamara
ISBN : 9781405155434
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing 2009 This volume focuses on the social aspects of language testing, including assessment of socially situated language use and societal consequences of language tests. The authors argue that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary to examine the functions of tests on a societal scale. Considers these issues in relation to language assessment in oral proficiency interviews, and to the assessment of second language pragmatics. Argues that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary if we are to fully understand the social dimension of language assessment.

Language Assessment Literacy

Author : Dina Tsagari
ISBN : 9781527549784
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The field of language testing and assessment has recognized the importance and underlying theoretical and practical underpinnings of language assessment literacy (LAL), an area that is gradually coming to prominence. This book addresses issues that promote the concept of LAL for language research, teaching, and learning, covering a range of topics. It brings together 14 chapters based on high-stakes and classroom-based studies authored by academics, professionals and researchers in the field. The text examines diverse issues through a multifaceted approach, presenting high-quality contributions that fill a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention.

Testing And Assessment In Translation And Interpreting Studies

Author : Claudia V. Angelelli
ISBN : 9789027231901
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies" examines issues of measurement that are essential to translation and interpreting. Conceptualizing testing both as a process and a product, the collection of papers explores these issues across languages and settings (including university classrooms, research projects, the private sector, and professional associations). The authors have approached their chapters from different perspectives using a variety of methods, some focusing on very specific variables, and others providing a much broader overview of the issues at hand. Chapters range from a discussion of the measurement of text cohesion in translation; the measurement of interactional competence in interpreting; the use of a particular scale to measure interpreters renditions to the application of a specific approach to grading or general program assessment (such as interpreter or translator certification at the national level or program admissions processes). These studies point to the need for greater integration of research and practice in the specific area of testing and assessment and are a welcome addition to the field."

The Cambridge Guide To Second Language Assessment

Author : Christine Coombe
ISBN : 9781107017146
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages. This volume provides snapshots of significant issues and trends that have shaped language assessment in the past and highlights the current state of our understanding of these issues"--

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