Language Assessment in Practice

ISBN-10: 0194422933

ISBN-13: 9780194422932

Edition: 2nd 2010

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List price: $114.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Objectives and expectations, or why we need another book about language testing
Conceptual foundations
Issues and considerations
Describing language use and language ability
Describing characteristics of language use and language assessment tasks
Justifying the use of language assessments
Constructing an Assessment Use Argument
Overview of assessment development and use
Initial planning
Constructing an Assessment Use Argument for developing and justifying a language assessment
The intended consequences of using language assessments
The decisions to be made on the basis of language assessments
Assessment records
Developing and using language assessments in the real world
Real world conditions and constraints on language assessment
Developing a Design Statement
Developing assessment tasks
Recording and interpreting assessment performance
Preparing effective instructions
Collecting feedback and backing
Identifying, allocating, and managing resources
Using language assessments responsibly
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