Language Testing And Evaluation

Author by : Desmond Allison
Language : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : 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 Test Construction And Evaluation

Author by : J. Charles Alderson
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.


Language Testing And Validation

Author by : C. Weir
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : 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


Dictionary Of Language Testing

Author by : Alan Davies
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This Dictionary of Language Testing contains some 600 entries on language assessment


A Guide To Language Testing

Author by : Grant Henning
Language : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Pub
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Description : This textbook is a practical guide to language test development for classroom use, educational program evaluation, placement at instructional levels, measurement and research. It has served for many years as a classic classroom textbook at both graduate and undergraduate university levels. This new edition makes it available once again at low cost for student use. It provides useful information about reliability and validity estimation and about test and questionnaire development for a variety of educational and evaluation purposes. It includes information useful for the development of both paper-and-pencil and computer-adaptive measurement instruments.


Language Testing

Author by : Tim McNamara
Language : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : 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.


Fundamental Considerations In Language Testing

Author by : Lyle F. Bachman
Language : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Here is a clear and authoritative discussion of the basic concerns which underlie the development and use of language tests, and an up-to-date synthesis of research on testing. Primarily for students on teacher education courses, it is also an invaluable resource for all those professionally involved in designing and administering tests, acting as a complement to practical 'how to' books. Winner MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize


Understanding And Developing Language Tests

Author by : Cyril J. Weir
Language : en
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Description : This book attempts to develop a framework for constructing language tests which is consistent wirth a wide range of theoretical insights. The central aim is that it should provide teachers with the means of writing better tests.


Fairness And Validation In Language Assessment

Author by : Antony John Kunnan
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : 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.


The Cambridge Guide To Second Language Assessment

Author by : Christine Coombe
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : "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"--