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Language testing and assessment

Author: Elana Goldberg Shohamy; Nancy H Hornberger
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Springer reference.; Encyclopedia of language and education, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this second, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments in the field. It includes two new volumes of research and scholarly content  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elana Goldberg Shohamy; Nancy H Hornberger
ISBN: 9780387328751 0387328750 9780387304243 038730424X 9780387354200 0387354204
OCLC Number: 181421967
Notes: Rev. ed.: Language testing and assessment / edited by Caroline Clapham and David Corson. c1997.
Description: xxiv, 499 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section 1. Assessing language domains. Assessing oral and literate abilities / Alister Cumming --
Assessment in multilingual societies / Rama Mathew --
Assessing content and language / Heidi Byrnes --
Assessing communicative language ability: models and their components / James E. Purpura --
Assessment at the workplace / Kieran O'Loughlin --
Testing aptitude for second language learning / Charles Stansfield and Paula Winke --
Section 2. Methods of assessment. Alterantive assessment / Janna Fox --
Task and performance based assessment / Gillian Wigglesworth --
Utilizing technology in language assessment / Carol a. Chapelle --
Large scale language assessment / Antony John Kunnan --
Criteria for evaluating language quality / Glenn Fulcher --
Methods of test validation / Xiaoming Xi --
Utilizing qualitative methods for assessment / Anne Lazaraton --
Utilizing psychometric methods in assessment / Micheline Chalhoub-Deville and Craig Deville --
Training in language assessment / Margaret E. Malone --
Using corpora for language assessment / Lynda Taylor and Fiona Barker --
Section 3. Assessment in education. Classroom-based language assessment / Pauline Rea-Dickins --
Dynamic assessment / James P. Lantolf and Matthew E. Poehner --
Language assessment culture / Ofra Inbar-Lourie --
Assessing second/additional language of diverse populations / Constant Leung and Jo Lewkowicz --
Assessment in indigenous language programmes / Cath Rau --
Utilizing accomodations in assessment / Jamal Abedi --
Washback, impact and consequences / Liying Cheng --
Educational reform and language testing / Geoff Brindley --
Assessing the language of young learners / Alison L. Bailey --
Section 4. Assessment in society. High-stakes tests as de facto language education policies / Kate Menken --
The socio-political and power dimensions of tests / Tim McNamara --
Ethics, professionalism, rights and codes / Alan Davies --
Language assessment in historical and future perspective / Bernard Spolsky.
Series Title: Springer reference.; Encyclopedia of language and education, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Elana Shohamy and Nancy H. Hornberger.
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