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This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.

Author: Charles J.. Alderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521478294

Category: Education

Page: 310

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This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.
1995-05-26 By Charles J.. Alderson

Author: J. Charles Alderson

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ISBN: OCLC:246378799

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ISBN: OCLC:912123336

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Chapter 7 LANGUAGE TESTING PROCEDURES AND INSTRUMENTS 7.1 Selecting or ... and how to test ( procedures ) and matters of test construction ( design of ...

Author: Desmond Allison

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9971692260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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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.
1999 By Desmond Allison

Language test construction and evaluation. Cambridge: CUP. Alderson, J. C., K. J. Krahnke and C.W. Stansfield. 1987. Reviews of English language proficiency ...

Author: Arthur Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484954

Category: Education

Page: 251

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This 2nd edition includes a new chapter on testing young learners and features expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability. There is also an additional appendix on item banking and a revised appendix on statistical analysis of test data.
2003 By Arthur Hughes

This book describes the process of language test construction and reviews current practice.

Author: Anderson

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ISBN: 1107400031

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Learning, Teaching, Assessment Council of Europe, Council of Europe. ... Clapham , C. and Wall , D. ( 1995 ) Language Test Construction and Evaluation .

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521005310

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 260

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This book contains a number of descriptor scales which describe the linguistic skills needed by language learners to become competent speakers of another language.
2001-02-22 By Council of Europe

Language test construction and evaluation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Alderson, J. Charles, Neus Figueras, Henk Kuijper, Gunter Nold, ...

Author: Dina Tsagari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614513827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Second language assessment is ubiquitous. It has found its way from education into questions about access to professions and migration. This volume focuses on the main debates and research advances in second language assessment in the last fifty years or so, showing the influence of linguistics, politics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and psychometrics. There are four parts which, when taken together, address the principles and practices of second language assessment while considering its impact on society. Read separately, each part addresses a different aspect of the field. Part I deals with the conceptual foundations of second language assessment with chapters on the purposes of assessment, and standards and frameworks, as well as matters of scoring, quality assurance, and test validation. Part II addresses the theory and practice of assessing different second language skills including aspects like intercultural competence and fluency. Part III examines the challenges and opportunities of second language assessment in a range of contexts. In addition to chapters on second language assessment on a national scale, there are chapters on learning-oriented assessment, as well as the uses of second language assessment in the workplace and for migration. Part IV examines a selection of important issues in the field that deserve attention. These include the alignment of language examinations to external frameworks, the increasing use of technology to both deliver and score second language tests, the responsibilities associated with assessing test takers with special needs, the concept of 'voice' in second language assessment, and assessment literacy for teachers and other test and score users.
2016-03-07 By Dina Tsagari

Alderson, J. C. (1988) 'New procedures for validating proficiency tests of ESP? ... C. and Wall, D. (1995) Language Test Construction and Evaluation.

Author: Anthony Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134516551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Language Assessment and Testing is a straightforward introduction to the field that provides an inclusive and impartial survey of both classroom based assessment by teachers and larger scale testing, using concrete examples to guide students to the relevant literature. Ranging from theory to classroom based scenarios, the author provides practical guidance on designing, developing and using assessments, with flexible, step by step processes for improving the quality of tests and assessment systems to make them fairer and more accurate. This book is an indispensable introduction to the areas of language assessment and testing, and will be of interest to language teachers as well as postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students studying Language Education, Applied Linguistics and Language Assessment.
2013-10-01 By Anthony Green

Language test construction and evaluation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Bachman, L. F. (1990). Fundamental considerations in language testing.

Author: Liying Cheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135213879

Category: Education

Page: 304

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'This volume addresses a very timely and important topic, and provides both broad and in-depth coverage of a number of large-scale English tests in China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, and about the Chinese learner.' – Lyle F. Bachman, From the Foreword Building on current theoretical and practical frameworks for English language assessment and testing, this book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date, relevant picture of English language assessment for students in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and for Chinese learners of English around the world. Written by well-recognized international scholars in language testing, it covers: the history of tests and testing systems, issues and challenges, and current research in China both test-designers’ and test-users’ points of view on test development and test validation within a range of political, economical, social, and financial contexts in China theoretical/conceptual perspectives on the use of the English language assessment at different levels, including societal, university, and schools empirical research related specifically to test development, curricular innovation, and test validation Given the long history of objective testing and its extensive use in Chinese society, and considering the sheer number of students taking various tests in English in China and elsewhere, an understanding of the impact of English language testing is essential for anyone involved in testing and assessment issues in China and elsewhere in the world. This is a must-read volume for testing and assessment policy makers, curriculum designers, researchers, ESL/EFL materials writers, graduate students, and English language teachers/researchers at all levels.
2010-03-17 By Liying Cheng

Classroom assessment. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. Alderson, J. C., Clapham, C., & Wall, D. (1995). Language test construction and evaluation.

Author: Eddy White

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527547636

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 354

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This book focuses where assessment has greatest relevance—the classroom. A great deal of research related to assessment is focused on ‘the testing industry’, high-stakes language proficiency testing, and related analytical and statistical reports that are far removed from teachers’ and students’ experiences in the classroom. Recently, more attention has been paid to assessment in language classrooms and the many challenges that teachers face in both measuring and promoting student learning. This book contributes to the body of knowledge related to teacher assessment competence, and how it is manifested in the decisions they make about assessment procedures and instruments in their classes. Focused on specific challenges related to classroom assessment, each chapter reports on particular assessment issues faced by teachers, their choices regarding such issues, and the consequences (actual or anticipated) of their decision-making. This book will interest the thousands of teachers globally dealing with the numerous challenges associated with effective classroom assessment in language learning. This collection of teacher voices, stories, and investigations provides possible solutions to such challenges, and will serve to promote assessment literacy in the language teaching profession.
2020-02-26 By Eddy White

... feedback effectiveness, treatment evaluation) and age constraints, as well as a thorough understanding of language test construction and evaluation.

Author: Paula Winke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351034760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 518

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This Handbook, with 45 chapters written by the world’s leading scholars in second language acquisition (SLA) and language testing, dives into the important interface between SLA and language testing: shared ground where researchers seek to measure second language performance to better understand how people learn their second languages. The Handbook also reviews how to best measure and evaluate the second language (L2) learners’ personal characteristics, backgrounds, and learning contexts to better understand their L2 learning trajectories. Taking a transdisciplinary approach to research, the book builds upon recent theorizing and measurement principles from the fields of applied linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, psycholinguistics, psychometrics, educational measurement, and social psychology. The Handbook is divided into six key sections: (1) Assessment concepts for SLA researchers, (2) Building instruments for SLA research, (3) Measuring individual differences, (4) Measuring language development, (5) Testing specific populations, and (6) Measurement principles for SLA researchers.
2020-12-28 By Paula Winke

Language test construction and evaluation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bachman, L. F. (1990). Fundamental considerations in language testing.

Author: Okim Kang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351692816

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Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation highlights the importance of pronunciation in the assessment of second language speaking proficiency. Leading researchers from around the world cover practical issues as well as theoretical principles, enabling the understanding and application of the theory involved in assessment in pronunciation. Key features of this book include: Examination of key criteria in pronunciation assessment, including intelligibility, comprehensibility and accentedness; Exploration of the impact of World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca on pronunciation assessment; Evaluation of the validity and reliability of testing, including analysis of scoring methodologies; Discussion of current and future practice in assessing pronunciation via speech recognition technology. Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation is vital reading for students studying modules on pronunciation and language testing and assessment.
2017-07-04 By Okim Kang

This is an essential reference tool for professionals involved in the measurement of human performance and abilities through construction of formally designed instruments.

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Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015019389025

Category: Reference

Page: 299

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This is an essential reference tool for professionals involved in the measurement of human performance and abilities through construction of formally designed instruments. O'Brien . . . has compiled the bibliography to emphasize test construction and item construction as they affect the various disciplines. Issues of test bias, validity, and reliability are related specificallly to the process of test construction. This immensely useful bibliography contains 2,759 citations arranged under headings of test construction, fine arts, foreign languages, intelligence, mathematics, miscellaneous, milti-aptitude batteries, personality, reading, science, sensory motor, social studies, speech and hearing, and vocations. Journal of Psychology and Theology Measurement of human performance and ability through formal testing reaches into nearly every area of modern life, and a great deal of research continues to be devoted to improving testing methods. While there is no scarcity of bibliographies of testing materials, a comprehensive resource on test construction and design has been lacking. This new reference is designed to fill that gap. Bringing together materials on a wide range of areas, it provides more than 2,700 classified listings on the development, design, and construction of specific tests as well a general test construction, its rationales, and the pitfalls involved.
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Language test construction and evaluation. ... Working for washback: A review of the washback concept in language testing. Language Testing, 13, 257–279.

Author: Dawn Karen Booth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319704463

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book explores the influence of high stakes standardised testing within the context of South Korea. South Korea is regarded as a shining example of success in educational achievement and, as this book reveals, pressurised standardised testing has been a major contributing factor to its success. This unique country provides an excellent setting from which to explore the powerful relationship that exists between testing and learning and can advance our understanding of which factors and test conditions will positively and negatively influence learning. This book follows the test activity of a group of Korean university students preparing for the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and posits a revised model of the influence of testing on learning. It calls for a more socially situated view of tests and test-takers considered in relation to the sociocultural, historical, political and economic contexts in which they are embedded.
2018-02-26 By Dawn Karen Booth

Language Testing: the Social Dimension. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing. The book provides a comprehensive ... Language Test Construction and Evaluation.

Author: Glenn Fulcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136590863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

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Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016 The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing will provide a comprehensive account of the area of language assessment and testing. Written by leading specialists from around the world, this volume brings together approximately 35 authoritative articles (around 8000 words each). The proposed outline for the Handbook (below) is divided into ten sections. The section titles reflect the contents of their Language Testing and Assessment –textbook in our RAL series and sketch a useful overview of the discipline. Each chapter has been carefully selected to relate to key issues raised in the respective topic, providing additional historical background, critical discussion, reviews of key research methods, and an assessment of what the future might hold.
2013-10-15 By Glenn Fulcher

In other words, TBLA is strongly affiliated with performance testing, which limits interpretations to ... Language test construction and evaluation.

Author: Carol A. Chapelle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108484022

Category: Education

Page: 320

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With examples of validation studies, this book demonstrates how to design research investigating the validity of language tests.
2021-01-21 By Carol A. Chapelle

Language test construction and evaluation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Alderson, J. C. (2005). Diagnosing foreign language proficiency: The ...

Author: Liying Cheng

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137464842

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book makes a unique contribution to classroom assessment literature, linking teacher-friendly examples to scholarly work and current research in the field, and providing comprehensive, hands-on information on core concepts in accessible terms. Examples of real activities and questions for reflection and discussion aim to enrich understanding
2017-03-09 By Liying Cheng

Alderson, J.C., Clapham, C. and Wall, D. (1995) Language Test Construction and Evaluation, London: Longman. ALTE (1994) The ALTE code of practice, ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136235542

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.
2013-06-26 By Michael Byram

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