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|Statement||John W. Oller, Jr., editor.|
|Contributions||Oller, John W.|
|LC Classifications||P53.4 .I84 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 387 p. :|
|Number of Pages||387|
|LC Control Number||82012396|
Introduction to Issues in Language Assessment and Terminology In today’s language classrooms, the term assessment usually evokes images of an end-of-course paper-and-pencil test designed to tell both teachers and students how much material the student doesn’t know or hasn’t yet mastered. However, assessment is much more than tests. Davies, Alan Three heresies of language testing ge Testing, Vol. 20, Issue. 4, p. Cited by:
The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing offers a critical and comprehensive discussion of language testing and assessment within the fields of applied linguistics and language study. An understanding of language testing is essential for applied linguistic research, language education, and a growing range of public policy issues. Standardized testing is a testing method ensuring consistent conditions, scoring rules and interpretation of results. The purpose of standardized testing is to provide universities and colleges with a quantifiable and unified method of evaluation of prospective students who have graduated from different schools with different academic standards.
This book offers a succinct theoretical introduction to the basic concepts in language testing in a way that is easy to understand. In the Japanese context, this book is highly recommended for university faculty members involved in obtaining assessment literacy, teachers who want to validate their exploratory teaching and testing, or applied linguistics students new to the language testing field/5(3). Practical and technical aspects of language testing research are considered in 23 articles. Topical areas include: testing of general proficiency; the hypothesis of a single unitary factor accounting for reliable variance in tests; the structure of language proficiency; pros and cons of cloze testing; a new functional testing approach; and possible resolutions of the various by:
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This is a book of controversies and, hopefully, of a newly emerging consensus. It concerns methods of language testing research and the conclusions to which that research legitimately leads. Language Testing is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on language testing and assessment.
It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between people working in the fields of first and second language testing and assessment. Issues in Language Testing This book is based on papers and discussions at a Lancaster University symposium in October where seven applied linguists met to discuss problems in language testing.
In the Introduction, the book’s editor Charles Alderson refers to the discomfort felt by many language. Genre/Form: Examinations: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Issues in language testing research.
Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, (OCoLC) Evidence for a general language proficiency factor: An expectancy grammar, in J. Oller (Ed.), Issues in language testing research (pp. ), Rowley, MA: Newbury House): in its most general form.
Current Issues in Language Evaluation, Assessment and Testing: Research and Practice Edited by Christina Gitsaki and Christine Coombe This book first published Cambridge Scholars Publishing Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK File Size: 1MB. Issues in Language Testing Research Paperback – March 1, by John W.
Oller (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(1). Description. Language Testing is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research on language testing and assessment.
Since it has featured high impact papers covering theoretical issues, empirical studies, and reviews. The journal's wide scope encompasses first and second language testing and assessment of English Issues in language testing research book other languages, and the use of tests and.
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Studies in Language Testing (SiLT) is a series of academic volumes edited by Professor Lynda Taylor and Dr Nick Saville. It is published jointly by Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press (CUP).
The series addresses a wide range of important issues and new developments in language testing and assessment, and is an. 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. Full citation: Clifford, R.
() A Rationale for Criterion-Referenced Proficiency Testing. Foreign Language Annals, 49(2), – Abstract: This article summarizes some technical issues that add to the complexity of language testing. It focuses on the criterion-referenced nature of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines—Speaking; and it proposes a criterion-referenced interpretation of the.
Language Testing is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research on language testing and assessment. Since it has featured high impact papers covering theoretical issues, empirical studies, and reviews. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, Research on Learner Language Chapter Twelve S-assimilation in English and Italian: Implications for Foreign Current Issues in English Language Teaching and Learning.
Mario Cal and. language. Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing 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.
to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book,topics are revisited,extended,interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader’s understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
Language Testing and Assessment: • provides an innovative and thorough review of a wide variety of issues from prac-File Size: 1MB. Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research. By: Greta Gorsuch, Texas Tech University Dale Griffee Published 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.
This book is based on papers and discussions at a Lancaster University symposium in October where seven applied linguists met to discuss problems in language testing. In the Introduction, the book’s editor Charles Alderson refers to the discomfort felt by many language teaching practitioners faced with the subject of ‘testing’, given.
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 Cited by: As the title indicates, this book is an excellent guide to language testing.
Henning makes great efforts to explain technical testing terms in very plain language. He covers almost all important aspects in testing, especially reliability and validity.
His analysis is clear, detailed and by:. Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research 4(3), (Oct., ) With its 8 chapters, one on each skill (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) and one on each sub-skill (Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation), Part 3, Language and the Four Skills, is the longest part of the Size: KB.Language assessment or language testing is a field of study under the umbrella of applied main focus is the assessment of first, second or other language in the school, college, or university context; assessment of language use in the workplace; and assessment of language in the immigration, citizenship, and asylum contexts.
The assessment may include listening, speaking.The TESOL Quarterly Dialogues: Rethinking Issues of Language, Culture, and Power; Washback in Language Testing: Research Contexts and Methods; Diaries as introspective research tools: From Ashton-Warner to Blogs; BrainCogs: Learning Strategy Software; Real English Online (REO) Tell Me More software program; Volume 8, Number 2 — September