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Language testing in the 1990s : the communicative legacy

Author: J Charles Alderson; Brian North; British Council.
Publisher: London : Modern English Publications in association with the British Council, 1991.
Series: Developments in ELT.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Developed from papers presented at a meeting of the IATEFL Special Interest Group on ELT testing, this book takes up the major themes for language testing in the 1990s, dealing with both theoretical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Examinations
Bournemouth (1989)
Kongress
Examinations, questions, etc
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Charles Alderson; Brian North; British Council.
ISBN: 0333558251 9780333558256
OCLC Number: 24846068
Notes: Conference proceedings.
Published simultaneously in Review of English language teaching, Vol. 1,no. 1.
Description: xvii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Progress in language testing - the 1990s, Peter Skehan; resistance to change, Brendan J. Carroll; response to Brendan Carroll's paper - "Resistance to Chance", Don Porter; affective factors in language testing, Don Porter; response to Don Porter's paper - "Affective Factors in Language Testing", Brendan J. Carroll; giving students a sporting chance - assessment by counting and by judging, Alastair Pollitt; dis-sporting life. Response to Alastair Pollitt's paper - "Giving Students a Sporting Chance", J.Charles Alderson; bands and scores, J.Charles Alderson; response to Charles Alderson's paper -"Bands and Scores", Alastair Pollitt; language assessment as theatre - ten years of communicative testing, Andrew Harrison; response to Andrew Harrison's paper - "Language Assessment as Theatre", Pauline M. Rea Dickins; what makes a grammar test communicative?, Pauline M. Rea Dickins; response to Pauline Rea Dickins' paper - "What Makes a Grammar Test Communicative?", Andrew Harrison; language testing in the 1990s, Alan Davies. Part 2 Assessing achievement in a learner-centred curriculum, Geof Brindley; standardization of continuous assessment grades, Brian North; from testing research to educational policy - a comprehensive test of oral proficiency, Thea Reves; the group oral exam. Advantages and limitations, Janet Hilsdon; curriculum innovation and examination reform in Benin, West Africa, Joseph Akoha; validating tests in difficult circumstances, Dianne Wall, et al; computers and innovation in language testing, J.Charles Alderson and Scott Windeatt; ToPE: test of profiency in English - the development of an adaptive test, R.A. Hill; test item banker - an item bank for a very small micro, Neil Jones.
Series Title: Developments in ELT.
Other Titles: Review of English language teaching.
Responsibility: editors: J Charles Alderson, Brian North.

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