9780521484954

Testing for Language Teachers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521484954

  • ISBN10:

    0521484952

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This second edition remains the most practical guide for teachers who want to have a better understanding of the role of testing in language teaching. It has a new chapter on testing young learners and expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Preface xi
Teaching and testing
1(7)
Testing as problem solving: an overview of the book
8(3)
Kinds of tests and testing
11(15)
Validity
26(10)
Reliability
36(17)
Achieving beneficial backwash
53(5)
Stages of test development
58(17)
Common test techniques
75(8)
Testing writing
83(30)
Testing oral ability
113(23)
Testing reading
136(24)
Testing listening
160(12)
Testing grammar and vocabulary
172(14)
Testing overall ability
186(13)
Tests for young learners
199(16)
Test administration
215(3)
Appendix 1 The statistical analysis of test data 218(16)
Appendix 2 Item banking 234(2)
Appendix 3 Questions on the New Zealand youth hostels passage 236(1)
Bibliography 237(9)
Subject Index 246(4)
Author Index 250

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