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Language Testing and Validation : An Evidence-Based Approach - Cyril J. Weir

Language Testing and Validation

An Evidence-Based Approach

Hardcover Published: 2nd March 2005
ISBN: 9781403911889
Number Of Pages: 301

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Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based on the latest approaches to test validation. A book for all graduate students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL, and for professional language teachers.

Testing as Validity Evidence
Language Testing Past and Present
The Nature of Test Validity
Before the Test Event
After the Test Event
New Frameworks for Developing and Validating Tests of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
Test Takers Context Validity in Action
Theory Based Validity in Action
Response Formats Scoring Validity in Action
External Validity in Action
Part 3
Research Methodologies for Exploring the Validity of a Test
Part 4
Key Sources
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ISBN: 9781403911889
ISBN-10: 1403911886
Series: Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 2nd March 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1