This book enables practitioners to apply statistics effectively to the development and use of language assessments. This is a Workbook and CD ROM pack which will support the main... Read more
This book enables practitioners to apply statistics effectively to the development and use of language assessments. This is a Workbook and CD ROM pack which will support the main text. Each chapter will offer activities to parallel the chapters in the book. The activities are intended to provide readers with opportunities to work with and apply the concepts and procedures presented, using datasets from language assessment research.
Statistical Analyses for Language Assessment Workbook and CD ROM Mixed media product edition by Lyle F. Bachman
Relates language testing practice to views of communicative language teaching and testing. Divided into three sections, this book builds on the theoretical background expounded in Bachman's "Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing", and examines the design, planning, and organization of tests.
Draws on authors' extensive experience in language teaching and assessment. Takes into account the most recent developments in research in applied linguistics, language teaching, and language assessment. Illustrative test development projects guide readers through the process. Additional website material accompanies the book.
Here is a clear and authoritative discussion of the basic concerns which underlie the development and use of language tests, and an up-to-date synthesis of research on testing. Primarily for students on teacher education courses, it is also an invaluable resource for all those professionally involved in designing and administering tests, acting as a complement to practical 'how to' books.
Written for those teaching languages to adults in blended contexts in higher, further and adult education where a mix of delivery modes and tools may be in use, this edited volume offers a comprehensive overview of the key issues faced and of the issues that may arise for teachers and those responsible for their professional development.
Bilingual language exposure is highly variable, with wide-ranging influences on early language skills. This underscores the need for understanding what to expect in early language acquisition so that those with typical language development can be differentiated from those who are struggling or at risk, and so requiring early intervention. One of the key ways to look at language development in very...
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