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Language Test Construction and Evaluation

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ISBN-10: 0521478294

ISBN-13: 9780521478298

Edition: 1995

Authors: J. Charles Alderson, Caroline Clapham, Dianne Wall, Michael Swan

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Language Test Construction and Evaluation describes the process of language test construction clearly and comprehensively. Each chapter deals with one stage of the test construction process; from drafting initial test specifications, to reporting test scores, test validation and washback. In addition, current practice in the examining of English as a Foreign Language by different examining boards is reviewed in order to compare testing principles with present test practice. The focus is on the practical: it does not assume a statistical background but explains and demystifies the procedures and concepts that are relevant to the construction and evaluation of language tests. Language Test…    
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Book details

List price: $61.50
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/26/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.78" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Origins and overview
Test specifications: the syllabus on which the test is based
Item writing, test assembly and test analysis
Trialling the draft test and test analysis
The training of examiners and test administrators
Monitoring examiner reliability
Reporting scores and setting pass marks
Post-test reports
Test validation
Developing and improving tests
Standards in language testing
The State of the Art