Evaluating Tests of Second Language Development

Evaluating Tests of Second Language Development

Author: Khaled Barkaoui

Publisher: Peter Lang D

ISBN: 3631842228

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The book introduces a framework for examining the validity of tests that aim to assess second-language (L2) proficiency development over time and/or in relation to L2 instruction. It also reports the findings of a longitudinal study that aimed to examine the sensitivity to change of a test of L2 proficiency development. Specifically, the study examined changes over time in Progress scores and the linguistic characteristics of essays written in response to Progress by learners who took the test before, during and after a period of L2 instruction in different countries. The book furthers our understanding of the nature of L2 proficiency as it develops over time and in relation to L2 instruction and provides a framework that can be used in future endeavours to design and validate tests of L2 proficiency development. The book is intended for graduate students, test developers, and researchers doing research in applied linguistics and L2 assessment.
Evaluating Tests of Second Language Development
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Khaled Barkaoui
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-24 - Publisher: Peter Lang D

The book introduces a framework for examining the validity of tests that aim to assess second-language (L2) proficiency development over time and/or in relation to L2 instruction. It also reports the findings of a longitudinal study that aimed to examine the sensitivity to change of a test of L2 proficiency
Interfaces Between Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing Research
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Lyle F. Bachman, Andrew D. Cohen
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Second language acquisition (SLA) and language testing (LT) research have largely been viewed as distinct areas of inquiry in applied linguistics. This book provides a fresh look at areas of common interest to both SLA and LT research, and ways in which research in these two areas of applied linguistics
Examining Speaking
Language: en
Pages: 387
Authors: Lynda Taylor
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Test developers need to provide a clear explication of the language ability constructs that underpin the tests they offer in the public domain; such an explication is essential for supporting claims about the validity --- or usefulness --- of tests and test scores. This edited volume develops a theoretical framework
The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Christine Coombe, Peter Davidson, Barry O'Sullivan, Stephen Stoynoff
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages. This volume provides snapshots of significant issues and trends that have shaped language assessment in the past
Handbook of Second Language Assessment
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Dina Tsagari, Jayanti Banerjee
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Second language assessment is ubiquitous. It has found its way from education into questions about access to professions and migration. This volume focuses on the main debates and research advances in second language assessment in the last fifty years or so, showing the influence of linguistics, politics, philosophy, psychology, sociology,