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The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing

Edited by: Glenn Fulcher , Fred Davidson

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415570633
eBook ISBN: 9780203181287
Adobe ISBN: 9781136590863

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Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing will provide a comprehensive account of the area of language assessment and testing. Written by leading specialists from around the world, this volume brings together approximately 35 authoritative articles (around 8000 words each). The proposed outline for the Handbook (below) is divided into ten sections. The section titles reflect the contents of their Language Testing and Assessment –textbook in our RAL series and sketch a useful overview of the discipline. Each chapter has been carefully selected to relate to key issues raised in the respective topic, providing additional historical background, critical discussion, reviews of key research methods, and an assessment of what the future might hold.


Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Conceptions of validity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Articulating a validity argument Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Validity issues in designing accommodations for English language learners Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Classroom assessment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Washback Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Assessing young learners Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Dynamic assessment Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Diagnostic assessment in language classrooms Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Designing language tests for specific social uses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Language assessment for communication disorders Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Language assessment for immigration and citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social dimensions of language testing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Test specifications and criterion referenced assessment Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Evidence-centered design in language testing Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Claims, evidence, and inference in performance assessment Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Item writing and writers Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Writing integrated items Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Test-taking strategies and task design Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Prototyping new item types Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Pre-operational testing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Piloting vocabulary tests Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Classical test theory Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Item response theory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Reliability and dependability Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The generalisability of scores from language tests Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Scoring performance tests Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Quality management in test production and administration Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Interlocutor and rater training Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Technology in language testing Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Validity and the automated scoring of performance tests Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Ethical codes and unexpected consequences Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Fairness Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Standards-based testing Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Language testing and language management Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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