Language testing and assessment
Each of the 29 reviews in this book provides a state-of-the-art report of research into a different aspect of assessment of first and/or second language ability. There are sections on the testing of individual skills, methods of assessment, quantitative and qualitative approaches to test validation, and the ethics and effects of testing and assessment. The volume is specifically aimed at researchers who are looking for a brief synopsis of past and present research in a specific field, but will also be useful as a general introduction to research in language assessment for applied linguists and language teachers.
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Testing and Assessment in the First Language
The Assessment of Writing in the Mother Tongue
The Testing of Mother Tongue Listening Skills
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1997 Kluwer Academic Alderson analysis Applied Linguistics approach Bachman Cambridge Clapham classroom cloze cognitive communicative competence components construct validity context Corson eds dysarthria Educational Testing Service effects Encyclopedia of Language English Language evaluation examination example factors focus focused Foreign Language grammar testing Hamp-Lyons IELTS interaction interview investigation issues Item Response Theory knowledge language ability Language and Education language aptitude language assessment language learning language proficiency Language Teaching Language Testing learners lexical listening comprehension listening tests literacy London measurement methods Oxford practice problems procedures psychometric purposes Rasch Rasch models raters rating scales reading comprehension reading tests reliability sample second language acquisition second-language writing self-assessment Shohamy specific speech Spolsky standards studies teachers TESOL test development test items test takers test-takers testers Testing and Assessment testing of reading testing of speaking theory TOEFL University Press vocabulary volume washback Weir