Criterion Referenced Language Testing Book

Criterion Referenced Language Testing


  • Author : James Dean Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521000833

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Criterion Referenced Language Testing Excerpt :

Criterion-referenced Language Testing looks at the practical applications of this new area of language testing.

Handbook of Second Language Assessment Book

Handbook of Second Language Assessment


  • Author : Dina Tsagari
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2016-03-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614513827

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Handbook of Second Language Assessment Excerpt :

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.

Statistical Analyses for Language Assessment Book Book
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Statistical Analyses for Language Assessment Book


  • Author : Lyle F. Bachman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-11-18
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521802772

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Statistical Analyses for Language Assessment Book Excerpt :

This book provides language teachers with guidelines to develop suitable listening tests.

Criterion referenced Measurement Book

Criterion referenced Measurement


  • Author : W. James Popham
  • Publisher : Educational Technology
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Educational tests and measurements
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 0877780064

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Testing in Language Programs Book

Testing in Language Programs


  • Author : James Dean Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 0991585402

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Testing in Language Programs Excerpt :

Testing in Language Programs is a textbook for graduate and undergraduate teacher training courses in language testing and assessment. Ideal for both classroom and personal reference, this book targets the needs of those making both program-level decisions (admissions, proficiency, and placement) as well as classroom-level decisions (e.g., assessing what students have learned through diagnostic and achievement testing.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136590863

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Excerpt :

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.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research  Measurement  and Evaluation Book

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation


  • Author : Bruce B. Frey
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-01-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 2000
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506326177

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation Excerpt :

In an era of curricular changes, experiments, and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation are more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation also covers important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs, and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement, and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Key Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with Further Readings and cross-references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross-references combine to provide a robust search-and-browse in the electronic version.

Testing for Language Teachers Book
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Testing for Language Teachers


  • Author : Arthur Hughes
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521484954

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Testing for Language Teachers Excerpt :

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.

Task Based Language Teaching Book

Task Based Language Teaching


  • Author : Rod Ellis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108494083

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Task Based Language Teaching Excerpt :

A comprehensive account of the research and practice of task-based language teaching.

Language Testing Reconsidered Book

Language Testing Reconsidered


  • Author : Janna Fox
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780776618067

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Language Testing Reconsidered Excerpt :

Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the field over the past decades, enlivened by current "takes" on these issues. The real value of this collection, however, lies in its consideration of the past as a means of defining the future agenda of language testing.

Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing Book
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Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing


  • Author : Lyle F. Bachman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-06-14
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0194370038

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Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing Excerpt :

Offers a discussion of the basic concerns which underlie the development and use of language tests. Presenting a synthesis of research on testing, this book is useful for students on teacher education courses. It is also helpful for those professionally involved in designing and administering tests, acting as a complement to 'how to' books.

Uncommon Measures Book

Uncommon Measures


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1998-12-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309062794

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Uncommon Measures Excerpt :

The issues surrounding the comparability of various tests used to assess performance in schools received broad public attention during congressional debate over the Voluntary National Tests proposed by President Clinton in his 1997 State of the Union Address. Proponents of Voluntary National Tests argue that there is no widely understood, challenging benchmark of individual student performance in 4th-grade reading and 8th-grade mathematics, thus the need for a new test. Opponents argue that a statistical linkage among tests already used by states and districts might provide the sort of comparability called for by the president's proposal. Public Law 105-78 requested that the National Research Council study whether an equivalency scale could be developed that would allow test scores from existing commercial tests and state assessments to be compared with each other and with the National Assessment of Education Progress. In this book, the committee reviewed research literature on the statistical and technical aspects of creating valid links between tests and how the content, use, and purposes of education testing in the United States influences the quality and meaning of those links. The book summarizes relevant prior linkage studies and presents a picture of the diversity of state testing programs. It also looks at the unique characteristics of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Uncommon Measures provides an answer to the question posed by Congress in Public Law 105-78, suggests criteria for evaluating the quality of linkages, and calls for further research to determine the level of precision needed to make inferences about linked tests. In arriving at its conclusions, the committee acknowledged that ultimately policymakers and educators must take responsibility for determining the degree of imprecision they are willing to tolerate in testing and linking. This book provides science-based information with which to make those decisions.

Language Assessment Book

Language Assessment


  • Author : H. Douglas Brown
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105122738383

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Language Assessment Excerpt :

Features: Solid foundation in the basics of validity and reliability, as well as all of the different forms of assessment Concise, comprehensive treatment of all four skills includes classification of assessment techniques. Thorough examination of standards-based assessment and standardized testing. Practical examples illustrate principles. End-of-chapter exercises and suggested additional readings provide opportunities for further exploration.

Language Testing and Evaluation Book

Language Testing and Evaluation


  • Author : Desmond Allison
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9971692260

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Language Testing and Evaluation Excerpt :

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.

Testing  Teaching  and Learning Book

Testing Teaching and Learning


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1999-10-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 0309172861

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Testing Teaching and Learning Excerpt :

State education departments and school districts face an important challenge in implementing a new law that requires disadvantaged students to be held to the same standards as other students. The new requirements come from provisions of the 1994 reauthorization of Title I, the largest federal effort in precollegiate education, which provides aid to "level the field" for disadvantaged students. Testing, Teaching, and Learning is written to help states and school districts comply with the new law, offering guidance for designing and implementing assessment and accountability systems. This book examines standards-based education reform and reviews the research on student assessment, focusing on the needs of disadvantaged students covered by Title I. With examples of states and districts that have track records in new systems, the committee develops a practical "decision framework" for education officials. The book explores how best to design assessment and accountability systems that support high levels of student learning and to work toward continuous improvement. Testing, Teaching, and Learning will be an important tool for all involved in educating disadvantaged studentsâ€"state and local administrators and classroom teachers.