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Local Language Testing

Author : Slobodanka Dimova
ISBN : 9780429960321
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Local Language Testing
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Slobodanka Dimova, Xun Yan, April Ginther
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-20 - Publisher: Routledge

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
The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing
Language: en
Pages: 518
Authors: Paula Winke, Tineke Brunfaut
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-28 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Trends in Language Assessment Research and Practice
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Vahid Aryadoust, Janna Fox
Categories: Language and languages
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-29 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Despite prodigious developments in the field of language assessment in the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, research and practice in these areas have been underrepresented in mainstream literature. This volume takes a fresh look at language assessment in these regions, and provides a unique overview of contemporary language assessment
Interfaces Between Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Research
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Lyle F. Bachman, Andrew D. Cohen
Categories: Language and languages
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

Second language acquisition (SLA) and language testing (LT) research have largely been viewed as distinct areas of inquiry in applied linguistics. This book provides a fresh look at areas of common interest to both SLA and LT research, and ways in which research in these two areas of applied linguistics
Another Generation of Fundamental Considerations in Language Assessment
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Gary J. Ockey, Brent A. Green
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-23 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This edited book is a collection of papers, written by language assessment professionals to reflect the guidance of Professor Lyle F. Bachman, one of the leading second language assessment experts in the field for decades. It has three sub-themes: assessment of evolving language ability constructs, validity and validation of language