Written by a leading authority in both language testing, and in the nature of reading in a second or foreign language, this book is the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of the assessment of reading in a foreign or second language. It is unique in that it reviews theory, research and practice in the assessment of reading. It is invaluable for anyone wishing to assess the reading ability of language learners. It provides the novice with a comprehensive overview of the basic tenets of reading assessment, and the expert with an in-depth discussion of the major issues in the field.
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Alderson analysis answer assessment of reading assessment procedures Bachman and Palmer background knowledge candidates CCSE Chapter characteristics cloze test cognitive computer-adaptive tests construct of reading context Council of Europe de®ned de®nition deleted dif®culty discussed draft band effect English example expected response foreign language framework identi®ed identify IELTS important in¯uence inferences input interaction interpretation intrinsic motivation Key English Test Key Stage language ability language pro®ciency Language Testing learners linguistic literacy main ideas meaning measure metacognitive multiple-choice passage performance possible pro®les problem pupils purpose questions re¯ect readers reading ability reading comprehension reading development reading process Reading Research reading skills reading tests recognise relationship relevant rst-language reading scores second-language reading sentences structure target language teachers techniques TESOL test designers test developers test methods test speci®cations test tasks test-takers testers tests of reading text types theory tion TLU tasks TOEFL topic understanding validity variables vocabulary words