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State of the art review : language testing and assessment (part two).

Alderson, J. Charles and Banerjee, Jayanti (2002) State of the art review : language testing and assessment (part two). Language Teaching, 35 (2). pp. 79-113. ISSN 0261-4448

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    Abstract

    In Part 1 of this two-part review article (Alderson & Banerjee, 2001), we first addressed issues of washback, ethics, politics and standards. After a discussion of trends in testing on a national level and in testing for specific purposes, we surveyed developments in computer-based testing and then finally examined self-assessment, alternative assessment and the assessment of young learners. In this second part, we begin by discussing recent theories of construct validity and the theories of language use that help define the constructs that we wish to measure through language tests. The main sections of the second part concentrate on summarising recent research into the constructs themselves, in turn addressing reading, listening, grammatical and lexical abilities, speaking and writing. Finally we discuss a number of outstanding issues in the field.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Language Teaching
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=UHY The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Language Testing, 35 (2), pp 79-113 2002, © 2002 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 1020
    Deposited By: Prof J Charles Alderson
    Deposited On: 28 Jan 2008 16:13
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:48
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1020

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