Features: *Solid foundation in the basics of validity and reliability, as well as all of the different forms of assessment *Concise, comprehensive treatment of all four skills includes classification of assessment techniques. *Thorough examination of standards-based assessment and standardized testing. * Practical examples illustrate principles. *End-of-chapter exercises and suggested additional readings provide opportunities for further exploration.
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Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices, by best-selling author H. Douglas Brown, offers a clear, comprehensive survey of the essential principles of assessing second language learning, as well as the critical tools teachers need to evaluate performance fairly and effectively. This invaluable resource joins Brown's classic texts, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching and Teaching by Principles, in providing indispensible guidance for second language instruction.
Written in Brown's familiar, accessible style, Language Assessment provides a working knowledge of the principles of assessment and their practical application in the classroom. This concise, comprehensive treatment of all four skills includes classification of assessment techniques ranging from controlled to open-ended item types, while a discussion of standardized tests examines their design, purpose, validity, and utility.
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Book Description Pearson ESL, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface1 Testing, Assessing, and TeachingWhat Is a Test?Assessment and TeachingInformal and Formal AssessmentFormative and Summative AssessmentNorm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced TestApproaches to Language Testing: A Brief HistoryDiscrete-point and Integrative TestingCommunicative Language TestingPerformance-Based AssessmentCurrent Issues in Classroom TestingNew Views on IntelligenceTraditional and "Alternative" AssessmentComputer-Based TestingExercisesFor Your Further Reading2 Principles of Language AssessmentPracticalityReliabilityStudent-Related ReliabilityRater ReliabilityTest Administration ReliabilityTest ReliabilityValidityContent-Related EvidenceCriterion-Related EvidenceConstruct-Related EvidenceConsequential ValidityFace ValidityAuthenticityWashbackApplying Principles to the Evaluation of Classroom Tests1. Are the test procedures practical?2. Is the test reliable?3. Does the procedure demonstrate content validity?4. Is the procedure face valid and "biased for best"?5. Are the test tasks as authentic as possible?6. Does the test offer beneficial washback to the learner?ExercisesFor Your Further Reading3 Designing Classroom Language TestsTest TypesLanguage Aptitude TestsProficiency TestsPlacement TestDiagnostic TestsAchievement TestsSome Practical Steps to Test ConstructionAssessing Clear, Unambiguous ObjectivesDrawing Up Test SpecificationsDevising Test TasksDesigning Multiple-Choice Test Items1. Design each item to measure a specific objective2. State Both stem and options as simply and directly as possible3. Make certain that the intended answer is clearly the only correct one4. Use item indices to accept, discard, or revise itemsScoring, Grading, and Giving FeedbackScoringGradingGiving FeedbackExercisesFor Your Further Reading4 Standardized TestingWhat Is Standardization?Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized TestsDeveloping a Standardized Test1. Determine the purpose and objectives of the test2. Design test specifications3. Design, select, and arrange test tasks/items4. Make appropriate evaluations of different kinds of items5. Specify scoring procedures and reporting formats6. Perform ongoing construct validation studiesStandardized Language Proficiency TestingFour Standardized Language Proficiency TestsTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)International English Language Testing System (IELTS)Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)ExercisesFor Your Further ReadingAppendix to Chapter 4:Commercial Proficiency Tests: Sample Items and TasksTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)International English Language Testing System (IELTS)Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)5 Standards-Based AssessmentELD StandardsELD AssessmentCASAS and SCANSTeacher StandardsThe Consequences of Standards-Based and Standardized TestingTest BiasTest-Driven Learning and TeachingEthical Issues: Critical Language TestingExercisesFor Your Further Reading6. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130988340
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