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Language Testing and Validation (Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics)

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Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based on the latest approaches to test validation. A book for all graduate students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL, and for professional language teachers.

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Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based on the latest approaches to test validation. A book for all graduate students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL, and for professional language teachers.

About the Author

Cyril Weir is Professor in English Language Teaching at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, and Director of the Centre for Research in Testing Evaluation and Curriculum in ELT. He has taught and provided consultancy in language testing, evaluation and curriculum renewal in over fifty countries worldwide. He has published widely in the fields of testing and evaluation. His books include Communicative Language Testing and Understanding and Developing Language Tests. Also as Co-Author, Reading in a Second Language and Evaluation in ELT. He is on the editorial board of Language Assessment Quarterly.

Table of Contents

PART 1: TESTING AS VALIDITY EVIDENCE * Introduction * Language Testing Past and Present * The Nature of Test Validity * Before the Test Event * After the Test Event * PART 2: NEW FRAMEWORKS FOR DEVELOPING AND VALIDATING TESTS OF READING, LISTENING, SPEAKING AND WRITING * Test Takers Context Validity in Action * Theory Based Validity in Action * Response Formats Scoring Validity in Action * External Validity in Action * PART 3: GENERATING VALIDITY EVIDENCE * Research Methodologies for Exploring the Validity of a Test * PART 4: FURTHER RESOURCES IN LANGUAGE TESTING * Key Sources * References * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403911896
Author:
Weir, Cyril J., Professor
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Weir, Cyril J.
Author:
Weir, Cyril
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Language and languages -- Ability testing.
Subject:
Language and languages -- Examinations.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.661 in

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"Synopsis" by , Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based on the latest approaches to test validation. A book for all graduate students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL, and for professional language teachers.

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