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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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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: 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: 21 Oct 2016 00:00
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