About The Book
Language Assessment: A Practical Approach aims to present and discuss essential issues, considerations and practices in language testing and assessment. Tests and assessments are used for a variety of purposes and reasons (e.g., achievement, certification and selection), but they present both intended and unintended effects on test takers and society. This book considers assessment purposes, types of tests, criteria for evaluating tests and assessments, designing test tasks for a specific language skill, some basic test analysis and other important issues and considerations in language testing and assessment. The book:
· provides an introductory and accessible text on language assessment;
· presents theoretical and methodological frameworks for assessment design and use;
· offers a unique opportunity for the readers to learn about and reflect on principles in language assessment;
· promotes good practices in language assessment; and· provides resources for classroom activities and further study.Description...
About The Author
Aek Phakiti is an associate professor in TESOL in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on language testing and assessment, second language acquisition, and research methods in language studies and applied linguistics. He is the author, co-author, and editor of several books, chapters and journal articles.
Christina Judy Fernandez is completing a PhD degree in Education (TESOL) in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research is on assessing spoken interaction. Trained as an ESL teacher, she has been involved in EFL and ESL teaching and assessment-related work for several years.Adam Steinhoff is a PhD candidate in Education (TESOL) in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia. His area of research interest includes academic writing and dynamic assessment. He is a postgraduate tutor for the Master of Education (TESOL) program in units of study such as Language Testing and Assessment and Second Language Acquisition.Description...
Title: Language Assessment: A Practical Approach
Author: Aek Phakiti, Judy Fernandez, Adam Steinhoff
Publisher: SEAMEO RELC
Book Size: 148.0 mm x 210.0 mm
Genre: Language and Linguistics