Encyclopaedia of Language and Education: Language Testing and Assessment v. 7

Encyclopaedia of Language and Education: Language Testing and Assessment v. 7

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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 should also be useful as a general introduction to research in language assessment for applied linguists and language teachers.
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  • Hardback | 348 pages
  • United States
  • index
  • 0792347021
  • 9780792347026

Table of contents

Part 1 Testing language skills - testing and assessment in the first language: the testing of reading in the mother tongue, D. Vincent; the assessment of writing in the mother tongue, A.C. Purves; the testing of mother tongue listening skills, R.N. Bostrom; the testing of first language speaking skills, D.L. Rubin, G. Schramm; testing and assessment in a second language; the testing of reading in a second language, C.J. Weir; the testing of writing in a second language, A. Cumming; the testing of listening in a second language, G. Buck; the testing of speaking in a second language, G. Fulcher; the testing of grammar in a foreign language, P. Rea-Dickins; assessing vocabulary in a second language, J. Read. Part 2 Methods of testing and assessment: language for specific purposes testing, D. Douglas; the integrated testing of a second language, J.A. Lewkowicz; performance testing, T. McNamara; computer-based testing, P. Gruba, C. Corbel; the assessment of young learners of English as a foreign language, P. Rea-Dickins, S. Rixon; the second language assessment of minority children, P. McKay; self assessment of foreign and second language proficiency, M. Oscarson; writers' assessment and evaluation of their texts, A. Piolat; the assessment of language learning aptitude, E.C. Cascallar; the assessment of speech and language disorders, R. Baker, H.J. Chenery. Part 3 The quantitative and qualitative validation of tests: recent advances in quantitative test analysis, L.F. Bachman; Rasch measurement in latent trait models, A. Pollitt; generalizability theory, L.F. Bachman; criterion referenced testing, B.K. Lynch, F. Davidson; qualitative approaches to test validation, J. Banerjee. Part 4 The ethics and effects of testing and assessment: impact and washback in language testing, D. Wall; language testing standards, F. Davidson et al; accountability in language assessment, B.N. Peirce; ethics in language testing; L. Hamp-Lyons.
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