Examining Reading: Research and Practice in Assessing Second Language Reading

Cambridge University Press, 27. aug. 2009 - 358 sider
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This publication highlights the need for test developers to provide clear explanations of the ability constructs which underpin tests offered in the public domain. An explanation is increasingly required or if the validity of test score interpretation and use are to be supported both logically and with empirical evidence. The book demonstates the application of a comprehensive test validation framework which adopts a socio-cognitive perspective. The framework embraces six core components which reflect the practical nature and quality of an actual testing event. It examines Cambridge ESOL writing tasks from the following perspectives: Test Taker, Cognitive Validity, Context Validity, Scoring Validity, Criterion-related Validity and Consequential Validity. The authors show how an understanding and analysis of the framework and its components in relation to specific writing tests can assist test developers to operationalise their tests more effectively, especially in relation to criterial distinctions across test levels.

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Om forfatteren (2009)

Cyril Weir is Professor in English Language Teaching at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, and Director of the Centre for Research in Testing Evaluation and Curriculum in ELT. He has taught and provided consultancy in language testing, evaluation and curriculum renewal in over fifty countries worldwide. He has published widely in the fields of testing and evaluation. His books include "Communicative Language Testing" and "Understanding and Developing Language Tests." Also as Co-Author, "Reading in a Second Language" and" Evaluation in ELT," He is on the editorial board of "Language Assessment Quarterly."

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