A New Decade of Language Testing Research: Selected Papers from the 1990 Language Testing Research Colloquium : Dedicated in Memory of Michael Canale

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Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Jan 1, 1993 - Education - 287 pages
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Papers from the conference on language testing include: "Foundations and Directions for a New Decade of Language Testing" (Carol Chapelle, Dan Douglas); "A Comparison of the Abilities Measured by the Cambridge and Educational Testing Service EFL Test Batteries" (Lyle F. Bachman, Fred Davidson, John Foulkes); "Judgments in Language Testing" (J. Charles Alderson); "Testing the Specificity of ESP Reading Skills" (Thom Hudson); "A Comparison of Indices for the Identification of Misfitting Items" (Kyle Perkins, Sheila Brutten); "The Effect of Prompt in Essay Examination" (Mary Spaan); Computer-Assisted Testing of Reading Comprehension: Comparisons Among Multiple-Choice and Open-Ended Scoring Methods" (Grant Henning, Michael Anbar, Carl E. Helm, J. D'Arcy); "The Role of Instructions in Testing Summarizing Ability" (Andrew Cohen); "A Comprehensive Criterion-Referenced Language Testing Project" (James Dean Brown); "A Collaborative/Diagnostic Feedback Model for Testing Foreign Languages" (Elana Shohamy); "The Relationship Between Grammar and Reading in an English for Academic Purposes Test Battery" (J. Charles Alderson); "Assessing Speaking Proficiency in the International English Language Testing System" (D. E. Ingram, Elaine Wylie); "Performance on a General versus a Field-Specific Test of Speaking Proficiency by International Teaching Assistants" (Dan Douglas, Larry Selinker); and Is ESP Testing Justified?" (Caroline Clapham). (MSE)

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A Comparison of the Abilities Measured by the Cambridge and Educational
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Judgments in Language Testing
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Testing the Specificity of ESP Reading Skills
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