Includes chapters on key aspects of second language assessment such as test construct, diagnosis, exam design, and the growing range of public policy, social and ethical issues. Each of the contributors is an expert in their area; some are established names while others are talented newcomers to the field. The chapters present new research or perspectives on traditional concerns such as test quality; fairness and bias; the testing of different language skills; the needs of different groups of examinees, including English language learners who need to take content tests in English; and the use of language assessments for gate-keeping purposes. The volume demonstrates how language assessment is informed by and engages with neighbouring areas of applied linguistics such as technology and language corpora.
El sábado 4 de junio colegas de ELE de Estados Unidos, Alemania y España se encontraron nuevamente en #CharlaELE1, esta vez para conversar sobre la evaluación en la clase de ELE. Consideramos todas las contribuciones valiosas, así que trataremos de incluir las diferentes voces y experiencias de nuestros participantes. En @CharlaELE1 nos sentimos afortunados de…
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This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for assessment in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. Like others in the Myths series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices. The book opens with a
This volume focuses on the principles and practices of second language assessment while considering its impact on society. Part I deals with the conceptual foundations of second language assessment, and Part II addresses the theory and practice of assessing different second language skills. Part III examines the challenges and opportunities of second language assessment in a range of contexts. Part IV examines key issues.
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