Language testing and assessment / Glenn Fulcher & Fred Davidson.

By: Fulcher, Glenn
Contributor(s): Davidson, Fred
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Routledge applied linguisticsPublisher: Abingdon, [England] ; New York : Routledge, c2007Description: xx, 403 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780415339476 (pbk.); 9780415339469 (hardback); 0415339472Subject(s): Language and languages -- Ability testing | TestsDDC classification: 418.0076 LOC classification: P53.4 | .F85 2007Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Acknowledgements -- Series Editors? Preface -- Authors? Preface -- Section A: Introduction -- Unit A1 Introducing Validity -- Unit A2 Classroom Assessment -- Unit A3 Constructs and Models -- Unit A4 Test Specifications and Designs -- Unit A5 Writing Items and Tasks -- Unit A6 Prototypes, Prototyping and Field Tests -- Unit A7 Scoring Language Tests and Assessments -- Unit A8 Administration and Training -- Unit A9 Fairness, Ethics and Standards -- Unit A10 Arguments and Evidence in Test Validation and Use -- Section B: Expansion -- Unit B1 Construct Validity -- Unit B2 Pedagogic Assessment -- Unit B3 Investigating Communicative Competence -- Unit B4 Optimal Specification Design -- Unit B5 Washback -- Unit B6 Researching Prototype Tasks -- Unit B7 Scoring Performance Tests -- Unit B8 Interlocutor Training and Behavior -- Unit B9 Ethics and Professionalism -- Unit B10 Validity as Argument -- Section C: Exploration -- Unit C1 Validity--An Exploration -- Unit C2 Assessment in School Systems -- Unit C3 What Do Items Really Test? -- Unit C4 Evolution in Action -- Unit C5 To See a Test in a Grain of Sand?. -- Unit C6 Analyzing Items and Tasks -- Unit C7 Designing an Alternative Matrix -- Unit C8 Administration and Alignment -- Unit C9 In a Time Far Far Away?. -- Unit C10 To Boldly Go -- Glossary -- References -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Acknowledgements --
Series Editors? Preface --
Authors? Preface --
Section A: Introduction --
Unit A1 Introducing Validity --
Unit A2 Classroom Assessment --
Unit A3 Constructs and Models --
Unit A4 Test Specifications and Designs --
Unit A5 Writing Items and Tasks --
Unit A6 Prototypes, Prototyping and Field Tests --
Unit A7 Scoring Language Tests and Assessments --
Unit A8 Administration and Training --
Unit A9 Fairness, Ethics and Standards --
Unit A10 Arguments and Evidence in Test Validation and Use --
Section B: Expansion --
Unit B1 Construct Validity --
Unit B2 Pedagogic Assessment --
Unit B3 Investigating Communicative Competence --
Unit B4 Optimal Specification Design --
Unit B5 Washback --
Unit B6 Researching Prototype Tasks --
Unit B7 Scoring Performance Tests --
Unit B8 Interlocutor Training and Behavior --
Unit B9 Ethics and Professionalism --
Unit B10 Validity as Argument --
Section C: Exploration --
Unit C1 Validity--An Exploration --
Unit C2 Assessment in School Systems --
Unit C3 What Do Items Really Test? --
Unit C4 Evolution in Action --
Unit C5 To See a Test in a Grain of Sand?. --
Unit C6 Analyzing Items and Tasks --
Unit C7 Designing an Alternative Matrix --
Unit C8 Administration and Alignment --
Unit C9 In a Time Far Far Away?. --
Unit C10 To Boldly Go --
Glossary --
References --
Index.

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