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.

Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment Volume I Book

Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment Volume I


  • Author : Vahid Aryadoust
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351741231

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Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment Volume I Excerpt :

Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment Volume I: Fundamental Techniques is a resource book that presents the most fundamental techniques of quantitative data analysis in the field of language assessment. Each chapter provides an accessible explanation of the selected technique, a review of language assessment studies that have used the technique, and finally, an example of an authentic study that uses the technique. Readers also get a taste of how to apply each technique through the help of supplementary online resources that include sample data sets and guided instructions. Language assessment students, test designers, and researchers should find this a unique reference as it consolidates theory and application of quantitative data analysis in language assessment.

Statistical Analyses for Language Testers Book

Statistical Analyses for Language Testers


  • Author : R. Green
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-04-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137018298

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Statistical Analyses for Language Testers Excerpt :

Provides a step-by-step approach to the most useful statistical analyses for language test developers and researchers using IBM SPSS, Winsteps and Facets. It contains clearly-worked out examples for each analysis with detailed explanations.

FAIRNESS  JUSTICE   LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT Book

FAIRNESS JUSTICE LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT


  • Author : Tim McNamara
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194016940

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FAIRNESS JUSTICE LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT Excerpt :

This book has two goals, each related to the validity of language assessment. The first goal is to explore the difference between fairness and justice in language assessment. The authors distinguish internal and external dimensions of the equitable and just treatment of individuals taking language tests which are used as gatekeeping devices to determine access to education and employment, immigrant status, citizenship, and other rights. The second goal is to show how the extent of test fairness can be demonstrated and improved using the tools of psychometrics, in particular the models collectively known as Rasch measurement. “This book will have an enormous impact on the field of language assessment. Using Rasch analysis models to explore and identify sources of unfairness, the authors make a compelling case for fairness in the design and implementation of language assessment instruments and for justice in the interpretation and use of test results. A real strength of the book is that it guides readers through analytical techniques in an accessible way.” Dan Douglas, Professor Emeritus, Applied Linguistics Program, Iowa State University.

Language Assessment in Practice Book

Language Assessment in Practice


  • Author : Lyle Bachman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-04-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 0194422933

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Language Assessment in Practice Excerpt :

Draws on authors' extensive experience in language teaching and assessment. Takes into account the most recent developments in research in applied linguistics, language teaching, and language assessment. Illustrative test development projects guide readers through the process. Additional website material accompanies the book.

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using S PLUS Book

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using S PLUS


  • Author : Brian S. Everitt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1420057499

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A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using S PLUS Excerpt :

Since the first edition of this book was published, S-PLUS has evolved markedly with new methods of analysis, new graphical procedures, and a convenient graphical user interface (GUI). Today, S-PLUS is the statistical software of choice for many applied researchers in disciplines ranging from finance to medicine. Combining the command line languag

Evaluating Language Assessments Book

Evaluating Language Assessments


  • Author : Antony John Kunnan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136634376

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Evaluating Language Assessments Excerpt :

Evaluating Language Assessments offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical bases and research methodologies for the evaluation of language assessments and demonstrates the importance of a fuller understanding of this widely used evaluative tool. The volume explores language assessment evaluation in its wider political, economic, social, legal, and ethical contexts while also illustrating quantitative and qualitative methods through discussions of key research studies. Suitable for students in applied linguistics, second language acquisition and language assessment and education, this book makes the case for a clear and rigorous understanding of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of language assessment evaluation in order to achieve fair assessments and just institutions.

Assessing Listening Book
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Assessing Listening


  • Author : Gary Buck
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04-12
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521661621

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Assessing Listening Excerpt :

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

Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers Book
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Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers


  • Author : Lyle Bachman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194218368

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Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers Excerpt :

This book provides teachers with an entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments. This approach is based on current theory and practice in the field of language assessment and on an understanding of the assessment needs of classroom teachers. The following key questions are addressed: • Why do I need to assess? What beneficial consequences do I want to help bring about? How can my assessments help my students learn better and help me improve my teaching? • When and how often do I need to assess? What decisions do I need to make to help bring about these beneficial consequences? • What do I need to assess? How can I define the abilities that I want to assess? • How can I assess my students? What kinds of assessment tasks should I create? How can I score my students’ responses to these tasks? The authors guide the reader step-by-step through the process of developing and using classroom-based assessments with clear explanations and definitions of key terms, illustrative examples, and activities for applying the approach in practice. Extra resources are available on the website: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/lact Lyle Bachman is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves as a consultant in language testing research projects and in developing language assessments for universities and government agencies around the world, and he conducts courses and training workshops in language assessment. Barbara Damböck was Director of Studies of the English Department at the Teacher Training Academy in Dillingen, Germany, from 2003 to 2011. From 2003 to 2017 she supervised the training of oral examiners for the certification examination for elementary school English teachers in Bavaria. She has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, and teacher of teacher trainers. She conducts courses and workshops for teachers and teacher trainers around the world.

Testcraft Book

Testcraft


  • Author : Fred Davidson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300133813

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Testcraft Excerpt :

DIVThe creation of language tests is—and should be—a craft that is accessible and doable not only by a few language test experts, but also by many others who are involved in second/foreign language education, say the authors of this clear and timely book. Fred Davidson and Brian Lynch offer language educators a how-to guide for creating tests that reliably measure exactly what they are intended to measure. Classroom teachers, language administrators, and professors of language testing courses will find in this book an easy and flexible approach to language testing as well as the tools they need to develop tests appropriate to their individual needs. Davidson and Lynch explain criterion-related language test development, a process that focuses on the early stages of test development when the criterion to be tested is defined, specifications are established, and items and tasks are written. This process helps clarify the description of what is being measured by a test and enables teachers to give input on test design in any instructional setting. Informed by extensive research in criterion-referenced measurement, this book invites all language educators to participate in the craft of test development and shows them how to go about it./div

The R Software Book

The R Software


  • Author : Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461490203

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The R Software Excerpt :

The contents of The R Software are presented so as to be both comprehensive and easy for the reader to use. Besides its application as a self-learning text, this book can support lectures on R at any level from beginner to advanced. This book can serve as a textbook on R for beginners as well as more advanced users, working on Windows, MacOs or Linux OSes. The first part of the book deals with the heart of the R language and its fundamental concepts, including data organization, import and export, various manipulations, documentation, plots, programming and maintenance. The last chapter in this part deals with oriented object programming as well as interfacing R with C/C++ or Fortran, and contains a section on debugging techniques. This is followed by the second part of the book, which provides detailed explanations on how to perform many standard statistical analyses, mainly in the Biostatistics field. Topics from mathematical and statistical settings that are included are matrix operations, integration, optimization, descriptive statistics, simulations, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple linear regression, and analysis of variance. Each statistical chapter in the second part relies on one or more real biomedical data sets, kindly made available by the Bordeaux School of Public Health (Institut de Santé Publique, d'Épidémiologie et de Développement - ISPED) and described at the beginning of the book. Each chapter ends with an assessment section: memorandum of most important terms, followed by a section of theoretical exercises (to be done on paper), which can be used as questions for a test. Moreover, worksheets enable the reader to check his new abilities in R. Solutions to all exercises and worksheets are included in this book.

Language Testing and Assessment Book

Language Testing and Assessment


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0415339472

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Language Testing and Assessment Excerpt :

Introducing students to the methods and debates associated with language testing assessment, this book explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put. It also presents and comments on key readings and articles.

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.

Assessing Speaking Book

Assessing Speaking


  • Author : Sari Luoma
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-17
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521800525

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Assessing Speaking Excerpt :

Speaking is a central yet complex area of language acquisition. The assessment of this crucial skill is equally complex because of its interactive nature. This book takes teachers and language testers through the research on the assessment of speaking as well as through current tests of speaking. The book then guides language testers through the stages of test tasks, rating practices and design.

Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata Book

Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata


  • Author : Brian S. Everitt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-15
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466580572

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Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata Excerpt :

With each new release of Stata, a comprehensive resource is needed to highlight the improvements as well as discuss the fundamentals of the software. Fulfilling this need, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition has been fully updated to provide an introduction to Stata version 9. This edition covers many