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.

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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.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Book

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing


  • Author : Paula Winke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351034760

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Excerpt :

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.

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.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 674
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000464696

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Excerpt :

This second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing provides an updated and comprehensive account of the area of language testing and assessment. The volume brings together 35 authoritative articles, divided into ten sections, written by 51 leading specialists from around the world. There are five entirely new chapters covering the four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as a new entry on corpus linguistics and language testing. The remaining 30 chapters have been revised, often extensively, or entirely rewritten with new authorship teams at the helm, reflecting new generations of expertise in the field. With a dedicated section on technology in language testing, reflecting current trends in the field, the Handbook also includes an extended epilogue written by Harding and Fulcher, contemplating what has changed between the first and second editions and charting a trajectory for the field of language testing and assessment. Providing a basis for discussion, project work, and the design of both language tests themselves and related validation research, this Handbook represents an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and practitioners working in language testing and assessment and the wider field of language education.

Understanding Language Testing Book

Understanding Language Testing


  • Author : Dan Douglas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444166422

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Understanding Language Testing Excerpt :

Understanding Language Testing presents an introduction to language tests and the process of test development that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field, the book promotes a practical understanding of language testing using examples from a variety of languages. While grounded on solid theoretical principles, the book focuses on fostering a true understanding of the various uses of language tests and the process of test development, scoring test performance, analyzing and interpreting test results, and above all, using tests as ethically and fairly as possible so that test takers are given every opportunity to do their best, to learn as much as possible, and feel positive about their language learning. Each chapter includes a summary, suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such this is the ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics and language education, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to language testing.

Language Testing Book

Language Testing


  • Author : Tim McNamara
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-11-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405155434

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Language Testing Excerpt :

Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing 2009 This volume focuses on the social aspects of language testing, including assessment of socially situated language use and societal consequences of language tests. The authors argue that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary to examine the functions of tests on a societal scale. Considers these issues in relation to language assessment in oral proficiency interviews, and to the assessment of second language pragmatics. Argues that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary if we are to fully understand the social dimension of language assessment.

Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research Book

Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research


  • Author : Greta Gorsuch
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641130134

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Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research Excerpt :

Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research and its accompanying Student Workbook are introductory?level resources for classroom teachers of all levels of experience, and early?career graduate students in applied linguistics, TESOL, and second/foreign language teaching programs. The book gives a balance between practice and theory for student evaluation, and also aims for readers to use testing to connect to classroom research and to their own teaching. Indeed, Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research aims at self?discovery and empowerment for readers, even as second language testing as a field undergoes major shifts in scope and areas of concern. Second Language Testing offer a strong basis for readers who wish to analyze and improve their own classroom tests, and for readers who wish to evaluate standardized tests they are required to use, or are thinking of using. We work with the general idea, “OK, now that I know test X has these strengths and weaknesses, what do I do?” Or, “Alright here are students’ scores, now how do I use them in my teaching?” At the same time our book provides more in?depth treatments of key testing topics for those readers who want to know “Why?” and “How?” “Why these terms?” “Why this or that analysis?” “Why does it work?” “How does it work?” “What do these numbers mean?” “How do I use them and how do I explain them to my students, my colleagues, my supervisors?” Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research includes five Appendices for those readers whose interests continue into more advanced areas. Our information and observations on issues such as rater training (Appendix B) are current and discerning, and our Reference section and Glossary would be valued by any advanced testing practitioner or researcher. Second Language Testing is useful to readers at varied levels of engagement, at their choice.

Re examining Language Testing Book

Re examining Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317443186

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Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016 Re-examining Language Testing explores ideas that form the foundations of language testing and assessment. The discussion is framed within the philosophical and social beliefs that have forged the practices endemic in language education and policy today. From historical and cultural perspectives, Glenn Fulcher considers the evolution of language assessment, and contrasting claims made about the nature of language and human communication, how we acquire knowledge of language abilities, and the ethics of test use. The book investigates why societies use tests, and the values that have driven changes in practice over time. The discussion is presented within an argument that an Enlightenment inspired view of human nature and advancement is most suited to a progressive, tolerant, and principled theory of language testing and validation. Covering key topics such as measurement, validity, accountability and values, Re-examining Language Testing provides a unique and innovative analysis of the ideas and social forces that shape the practice of language testing. It is an essential read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Applied Linguistics and Education. Professionals working in language testing and language teachers will also find this book invaluable.

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.

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.

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 : 9781444128017

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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.

Exploring Language Assessment and Testing Book

Exploring Language Assessment and Testing


  • Author : Anthony Green
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000332056

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Exploring Language Assessment and Testing Excerpt :

The Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics series takes 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. Exploring Language Assessment and Testing offers a straightforward and accessible introduction that starts from real-world experiences and uses practical examples to introduce the reader to the academic field of language assessment and testing. Extensively updated, with additional features such as reader tasks (with extensive commentaries from the author), a glossary of key terms and an annotated further reading section, this second edition provides coverage of recent theoretical and technological developments and explores specific purposes for assessment. Including concrete models and examples to guide readers into the relevant literature, this book also offers practical guidance for educators and researchers on designing, developing and using assessments. Providing an inclusive and impartial survey of both classroom-based assessment by teachers and larger-scale testing, this is an indispensable introduction for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students studying Language Education, Applied Linguistics and Language Assessment.

Cross Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing Book

Cross Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing


  • Author : Maria Stathopoulou
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783094110

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Cross Language Mediation in Foreign Language Teaching and Testing Excerpt :

This book contributes to the growing field of foreign language teaching and testing by shedding light on mediation between languages. Focusing on cross-language mediation as translanguaging practice, the book explores what mediation entails, the processes involved and the challenges mediators face.

CEFR informed Learning  Teaching and Assessment Book

CEFR informed Learning Teaching and Assessment


  • Author : Noriko Nagai
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811558948

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CEFR informed Learning Teaching and Assessment Excerpt :

This book is a practical guide to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) (Council of Europe 2001) and the CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/ CV; COE 2018), which have increasingly been used to inform the language policies and teaching practices of countries within and outside of Europe. It helps practitioners to (i) grasp essential and core concepts of the Common European Framework of Reference, (ii) identify parts of the CEFR and the CEFR/CV as well as other CEFR-related resources and documents that are relevant for readers’ different purposes, and (iii) utilise and adapt these resources for their own needs. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this hands-on guide covers the philosophy of the CEFR, curricula, assessment, learner autonomy, the task-based approach, and teacher development. Logically explaining all aspects of the framework and its application, this manual helps readers deal with many of the difficulties encountered when using CEFR and the CEFR CV. The book will appeal to a wide audience, including teacher educators; curriculum and materials developers; examination boards unfamiliar with the CEFR; university language departments and language centres responsible for developing their own curricula, teaching/learning approaches and assessment instruments; and policy-makers wanting to learn more about the implications of adopting the CEFR. It is a guidebook, a reference book and a workbook all in your hand.