Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing

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OUP Oxford, Jun 14, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 408 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Measurement
18
Uses of Language Tests
54
Communicative Language Ability
81
Test Methods
111
Reliability
160
Validation
236
Some Persistent Problems and Future Directions
296
Bibliography
361
Author index
395
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Lyle F. Bachman is at University of California, Los Angeles.

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