Language Assessment eText (Access Card)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2013-03-21
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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The eText allows students online access to the student book so they can practice English on the go!  Students can access audio selections, do full text searches, highlight important information, create notes and save bookmarked pages.  The eText can be used on your computer, iPad, and Android tablet once you have redeemed the Access Card.  This eText represents an electronic version of the well-known print edition, Language Assessment,  2nd Edition ISBN 978-013814931-4.


Language Assessment provides a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively.  This edition includes new research and information on standardized tests, a chapter on form-focused assessment, and a concise glossary.



  • Classification of assessment techniques ranging from controlled to open-ended item types on a specified continuum of micro- and macroskills of language.
  • Systematic treatment of assessment for all four language skills as well as grammar and vocabulary.
  • Discussion of large-scale standardized tests, the ethics of testing, letter grading, and overall evaluation of student performance.
  • Comprehensive presentation of alternatives in assessment, such as portfolios, journals, conferences, observations, interviews, and self- or peer-assessment.


Table of Contents




Text Credits


Chapter 1: Assessment Concepts and Issues

Chapter 2: Principles of Language Assessment

Chapter 3: Designing Classroom Language Tests

Chapter 4: Standards-Based Assessment

Chapter 5: Standardized Testing

Chapter 6: Beyond Tests: Alternatives in Assessment

Chapter 7: Assessing Listening

Chapter 8: Assessing Speaking

Chapter 9: Assessing Reading

Chapter 10: Assessing Writing

Chapter 11: Assessing Grammar and Vocabulary

Chapter 12: Grading and Student Evaluation


Appendix  Commercial Tests



Name Index

Subject Index

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