Challenges in Language Testing Around the World Book

Challenges in Language Testing Around the World


  • Author : Betty Lanteigne
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813342323

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Challenges in Language Testing Around the World Excerpt :

This book combines insights from language assessment literacy and critical language testing through critical analyses and research about challenges in language assessment around the world. It investigates problematic practices in language testing which are relevant to language test users such as language program directors, testing centers, and language teachers, as well as teachers-in-training in Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics programs. These issues involve aspects of language testing such as test development, test administration, scoring, and interpretation/use of test results. Chapters in this volume discuss insights about language testing policy, testing world languages, developing program-level language tests and tests of specific language skills, and language assessment literacy. In addition, this book identifies two needs in language testing for further examination: the need for collaboration between language test developers, language test users, and language users, and the need to base language tests on real-world language use.

New Challenges for Language Testing Book

New Challenges for Language Testing


  • Author : María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443855556

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New Challenges for Language Testing Excerpt :

The main focus of this volume is test development and accreditation requirements and needs. One of the major objectives here is to show the key aspects of the application of assessment in higher education and the systems of accreditation. Thanks to its unique perspective, it offers a different approach on various aspects of second language assessment. As universities are one of the best arenas for the analysis of language testing, the book thoroughly prepares higher education teachers to apply pilot studies and shows students’ responses to new testing techniques and accreditation requirements. It offers an enlightening guide for scholars with an academic interest in acquiring the basic principles of language testing and accreditation, providing real cases of how new ways of testing and accreditation can be useful to second language teachers and students. Readers will not only come to understand how to use new testing strategies, but also have the opportunity to see that the proposals described in each chapter may be useful to language assessment and motivation of students.

Changing Language Assessment Book

Changing Language Assessment


  • Author : Sahbi Hidri
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-04-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 3030422712

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Changing Language Assessment Excerpt :

This edited book brings together fifteen original empirical studies from a variety of international contexts to provide a detailed exploration of language assessment, testing and evaluation. Language assessment has a key role in the development and implementation of language and educational policies at the national level, and this book examines some of the impacts - both positive and negative - of different skills testing and examination approaches on learning outcomes and individual students' language learning. This book will be of interest to scholars working in applied linguistics and language education, teacher training, testing and evaluation, as well as stakeholders such as practitioners, educators, educational agencies, and test developers.

Local Language Testing Book

Local Language Testing


  • Author : Slobodanka Dimova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429960321

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Local Language Testing Excerpt :

Local Language Testing: Design, Implementation, and Development describes the language testing practice that exists in the intermediate space between large-scale standardized testing and classroom assessment, an area that is rarely addressed in the language testing and assessment literature. Covering both theory and practice, the book focuses on the advantages of local tests, fosters and encourages their use, and provides suggested ideas for their development and maintenance. The authors include examples of operational tests with well-proven track records and discuss: the ability of local tests to represent local contexts and values, explicitly and purposefully embed test results within instructional practice, and provide data for program evaluation and research; local testing practices grounded in the theoretical principles of language testing, drawing from experiences with local testing and providing practical examples of local language tests, illustrating how they can be designed to effectively function within and across different institutional contexts; examples of how local language tests and assessments are developed for use within a specific context and how they serve a variety of purposes (e.g., entry-level proficiency testing, placement testing, international teaching assistant testing, writing assessment, and program evaluation). Aimed at language program directors, graduate students, and researchers involved in language program development and evaluation, this is a timely book in that it focuses on the advantages of local tests, fosters and encourages their use, and outlines their development and maintenance. It constitutes essential reading for language program directors, graduate students, and researchers involved in language program development and evaluation.

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.

Current Issues in Language Evaluation  Assessment and Testing Book

Current Issues in Language Evaluation Assessment and Testing


  • Author : Christine Coombe
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443889964

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Current Issues in Language Evaluation Assessment and Testing Excerpt :

Current Issues in Language Evaluation, Assessment and Testing: Research and Practice is a collection of research papers, most of which were presented at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), which was held in 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The volume comprises 15 chapters presenting current research projects and discussing issues related to language testing and the development of language assessment instruments in a variety of contexts around the world. This anthology will be of use to both new and seasoned researchers within the field of Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Teacher educators, language teachers, and language assessment professionals will find this volume equally useful as the papers present current trends in testing and evaluation.

Perspectives on Language Assessment Literacy Book

Perspectives on Language Assessment Literacy


  • Author : Sahbi Hidri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000075793

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Perspectives on Language Assessment Literacy Excerpt :

Perspectives on Language Assessment Literacy describes how the elements of language assessment literacy can help teachers gather information about when and how to assess learners, and about using the appropriate assessment tools to interpret results in a fair way. It provides highlights from past and current research, descriptions of assessment processes that enhance LAL, case studies from classrooms, and suggestions for professional dialogue and collaboration. This book will help to foster continuous learning, empower learners and teachers and make them more confident in their assessment tasks, and reassure decision makers that what is going on in assessment meets international benchmarks and standards. It addresses issues like concepts and challenges of assessment, the impacts of reflective feedback on assessment, the ontogenetic nature of assessment literacy, the reliability of classroom-based assessment, and interfaces between teaching and assessment. It fills this gap in the literature by addressing the current status and future challenges of language assessment literacy. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of language assessment literacy and English language teaching.

Practical Language Testing Book

Practical Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444174090

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Practical Language Testing Excerpt :

Practical Language Testing equips you with the skills, knowledge and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests. This intensely practical book gives guidelines on the design of assessments within the classroom, and provides the necessary tools to analyse and improve assessments, as well as deal with alignment to externally imposed standards. Testing is situated both within the classroom and within the larger social context, and readers are provided the knowledge necessary to make realistic and fair decisions about the use and implementation of tests. The book explains the normative role of large scale testing and provides alternatives that the reader can adapt to their own context. This fulfils the dual purpose of providing the reader with the knowledge they need to prepare learners for tests, and the practical skills for using assessment for learning. Practical Language Testing is the ideal introduction for students of applied linguistics, TESOL and modern foreign language teaching as well as practicing teachers required to design or implement language testing programmes. The book is supported by frequently updated online resources at http://languagetesting.info/ including sets of scenarios providing resources to study aviation English assessment, call centre assessment, military language assessment, and medical language assessment. The materials can be used to structure debates and seminars, with pre-reading and video activities. Practical Language Testing was commended as a 2012 runner-up of the prestigious SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing.

Changing Language Assessment Book

Changing Language Assessment


  • Author : Sahbi Hidri
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030422691

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Changing Language Assessment Excerpt :

This edited book brings together fifteen original empirical studies from a variety of international contexts to provide a detailed exploration of language assessment, testing and evaluation. Language assessment has a key role in the development and implementation of language and educational policies at the national level, and this book examines some of the impacts - both positive and negative - of different skills testing and examination approaches on learning outcomes and individual students' language learning. This book will be of interest to scholars working in applied linguistics and language education, teacher training, testing and evaluation, as well as stakeholders such as practitioners, educators, educational agencies, and test developers.

Language Assessment Literacy Book

Language Assessment Literacy


  • Author : Dina Tsagari
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527549784

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Language Assessment Literacy Excerpt :

The field of language testing and assessment has recognized the importance and underlying theoretical and practical underpinnings of language assessment literacy (LAL), an area that is gradually coming to prominence. This book addresses issues that promote the concept of LAL for language research, teaching, and learning, covering a range of topics. It brings together 14 chapters based on high-stakes and classroom-based studies authored by academics, professionals and researchers in the field. The text examines diverse issues through a multifaceted approach, presenting high-quality contributions that fill a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention.

Language Testing and Assessment  Practices and Challenges in the 21st Century Book

Language Testing and Assessment Practices and Challenges in the 21st Century


  • Author : Dr. Heny Hartono
  • Publisher : Soegijapranata Catholic University
  • Release Date : 2022-05-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9786237635383

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Language Testing and Assessment Practices and Challenges in the 21st Century Excerpt :

Despite the fact that language assessment has become one of the most crucial aspects of language teaching, there have been many challenges faced by teachers and language test designers. New challenges include online language classroom assessment and language assessment for class teachers who use English as the medium of instruction (EMI). The time of covid-19 pandemic will not stop the increased need for language assessment. Therefore, issues in language testing and assessment are worth to be well documented through academic articles.

Classroom Assessment for Language Teaching Book

Classroom Assessment for Language Teaching


  • Author : Eddy White
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527547636

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Classroom Assessment for Language Teaching Excerpt :

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.

Changing Language Teaching Through Language Testing Book

Changing Language Teaching Through Language Testing


  • Author : Liying Cheng
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-06
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0521544734

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Changing Language Teaching Through Language Testing Excerpt :

This book offers insights into the concept that a test can be used to encourage innovation in the classroom.

Teacher Involvement in High Stakes Language Testing Book

Teacher Involvement in High Stakes Language Testing


  • Author : Daniel Xerri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319771779

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Teacher Involvement in High Stakes Language Testing Excerpt :

This book advocates that teachers should play an active role in high-stakes language testing and that more weight should be given to teacher judgement. This is likely to increase the formative potential of high-stakes tests and provide teachers with a sense of ownership. The implication is that the knowledge and skills they develop by being involved in these tests will feed into their own classroom practices. The book also considers the arguments against teacher involvement, e.g. the contention that teacher involvement might entrench the practice of teaching to the test, or that teachers should not be actively involved in high-stakes language testing because their judgement is insufficiently reliable. Using contributions from a wide range of international educational contexts, the book proposes that a lack of reliability in teacher judgement is best addressed by means of training and not by barring educators from participating in high-stakes language testing. It also argues that their involvement in testing helps teachers to bolster confidence in their own judgement and develop their assessment literacy. Moreover, teacher involvement empowers them to play a role in reforming high-stakes language testing so that it is more equitable and more likely to enhance classroom practices. High-stakes language tests that adopt such an inclusive approach facilitate more effective learning on the part of teachers, which ultimately benefits all their students.

Validity Argument in Language Testing Book

Validity Argument in Language Testing


  • Author : Carol A. Chapelle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108484022

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Validity Argument in Language Testing Excerpt :

With examples of validation studies, this book demonstrates how to design research investigating the validity of language tests.