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Designing and analyzing language tests

Author: Nathan T Carr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford handbooks for language teachers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Program   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designing and Analyzing Tests with accompanying CD-ROM gives you a solid grounding in language assessment theory, practical guidance on developing and administering tests, and shows you how to use Excel for statistical analysis of procedures. Language teachers often have to develop or choose tests or other assessments for their classes without any training. With this book and CD-ROM you learn how to choose from  Read more...
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Material Type: Program
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan T Carr
ISBN: 9780194422970 0194422976 9780194422956 019442295X 9780194422963 0194422968
OCLC Number: 746293837
Notes: Special features: Accompanying CD-ROM contains worksheets and video tutorials.
Description: xxii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM.
Details: PC system requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Pentium III; Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 ; Internet Explorer 7+ or Mozilla Firefox 3.0+ ; 1 GB RAM ; 24x CD-ROM drive ; 1024 X 768 screen resolution displaying 32-bit color.; MCA system requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Power Macintosh G4 ; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 ; Safari 3.2.3+ or Mozilla Firefox 3.0+ ; 1 GB RAM ; 24x CD-ROM drive ; 1024 X 768 screen resolution displaying 32-bit color.
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
1. What are we testing and why? --
2. Tasks --
the building blocks of tests --
3. Planning and designing the test --
4. Writing the specifications for individual test tasks --
5. Writing the test --
6. Consistency of measurement --
7. Rating scales for extended production tasks --
8. Validation --
9. Test administration --
10. Other important topics in testing --
Part II. Introduction --
11. Organizing data in Microsoft Excel --
12. Descriptive statistics and standard scores --
13. Creating graphs or charts in Excel --
14. Correlation --
15. Item analysis for norm-referenced testing --
16. Item analysis for criterion-referenced testing --
17. Distractor analysis and scoring multiple-choice items in Excel --
18. Reliability : scoring consistency for norm-referenced tests --
19. Dependability : scoring or classification consistency for criterion-referenced tests.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks for language teachers.
Responsibility: Nathan T. Carr.

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