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Language Assessment in Practice



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Become competent in the design, development, and use of language assessments. This is a theoretically-grounded and easily applied approach to language assessment and development.

Author Biography

Lyle Bachman is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. His authorship includes Language Testing in Practice and Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing, both published by Oxford University Press. In 2004 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Language Testing Association and he is the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Adrian Palmer is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah. He is a co-founder of the Language Testing Research Colloquium and author or co-author of eleven foreign language tests and thirteen books, including Language Testing in Practice published by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Objectives and expectations, or why we need another book about language testingp. 1
Conceptual foundationsp. 17
Issues and considerationsp. 19
Describing language use and language abilityp. 33
Describing characteristics of language use and language assessment tasksp. 59
Justifying the use of language assessmentsp. 85
Constructing an Assessment Use Argumentp. 137
Overview of assessment development and usep. 139
Initial planningp. 146
Constructing an Assessment Use Argument for developing and justifying a language assessmentp. 156
The intended consequences of using language assessmentsp. 177
The decisions to be made on the basis of language assessmentsp. 193
Interpretationsp. 209
Assessment recordsp. 242
Developing and using language assessments in the real worldp. 247
Real world conditions and constraints on language assessmentp. 249
Developing a Design Statementp. 269
Developing assessment tasksp. 306
Recording and interpreting assessment performancep. 321
Blueprintsp. 368
Preparing effective instructionsp. 383
Collecting feedback and backingp. 394
Identifying, allocating, and managing resourcesp. 411
Using language assessments responsiblyp. 428
Kindergarten ELL speaking and writing assessment in support of instruction and learningp. 440
University ESL reading test for making placement/exemption decisionsp. 449
University Elementary Modern Chinese speaking assessmentp. 477
Bibliographyp. 486
Indexp. 495
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