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Practical Language Testing

Glenn Fulcher

Practical Language Testing equips you with the skills, knowledge and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests. This practical guide offers step-by-step guidelines on the design of assessments within the classroom, and provides the necessary tools to analyse and improve assessments, as well as deal with alignment to externally imposed standards. Testing is situated both within the classroom and within the larger social context, and readers are provided the knowledge necessary to make realistic and fair decisions about the use and implementation of tests.

Now in its second edition, this respected text has been substantially revised and updated, including a new chapter on validity drawing from the author's Messick Award-winning award for innovation in validity theory and practice. It also includes expended coverage of standardised testing and learning oriented assessment, and introduces task design features, including authenticity, and automated assessment.

With its frequently updated online resources to support language assessment, this book is the ideal introduction for students of applied linguistics, TESOL and modern foreign language teaching, as well as practicing teachers required to design or implement language testing programmes.

Practical Language Testing was commended as a 2012 runner-up of the prestigious SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 29th, 2024
  • Pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032447292
  • Categories: Linguistics - General

About the Author

Glenn Fulcher is Emeritus Professor of Education and Language Assessment in the School of Education at the University of Leicester, UK. He is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Language Testing and author of Re-examining Language Testing: A philosophical and social inquiry. These two books jointly won the SAGE/ILTA Book Award in 2016. He other books include Language Testing and Assessment: An Advanced Resource Book, and Testing Second Language Speaking. He has published over 100 research papers. In 2021 he received the Messick Memorial Award from Educational Testing Service, and in 2022 was elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a UK National Teaching Fellow.

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