Language Testing and Assessment (Critical Concepts in Linguistics)

Language Testing and Assessment (Critical Concepts in Linguistics)

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Most scholars consider the birth of modern language testing as a field of study to be the year 1961 with the publication of Robert Lado's book Language Testing and John Carroll's chapter `Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing'. In the decades since it has grown in scope into a deeper and wider theoretical and intellectual field of study. The intellectual growth has come with the birth of psychometrics, specifically, in using statistical analyses for test development and research; with ideas from linguistics, in developing language tests that are communicatively oriented; with ideas from ethics, specifically, in developing qualities, codes, and standards so that tests are fair and just. This has been coupled with the growth of the field into a billion-dollar worldwide enterprise partly fuelled by the practical need to assess the English language ability of test-takers who want to study at English-medium universities or work in offices that mainly use English for communication. This new four-volume collection from Routledge captures this burgeoning field by offering a cogent and comprehensive state-of-the-art coverage of the very best material. The volumes have been conceptualized both as a scholarly contribution in terms of theories and research as well as a practical guide in terms of test development in the field of language testing and assessment.

Contents

Volume I: Foundations Part 1: Overview 1. A. Davies, `The First 50 years of Language Assessment', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 1 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1-14. Part 2: Historical 2. J. Carroll, `Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing', Testing (Center for Applied Linguistics, 1961), pp. 31-40. 3. R. Lado, `General Introduction and the Theory of Foreign Language Testing', Language Testing (McGraw Hill, 1961), pp. 1-11. 4. J. Oller, `Discrete-point Test Versus Integrative Skills', in J. Oller and J. C. Richards (eds.), Focus on the Learner (Newbury House, 1973), pp. 184-99. 5. B. Spolsky, `What Does it Mean to Know How to Use a Language? An Essay on the Theoretical Basis of Language Testing', Language Testing, 1985, 2, 180-91. Part 3: Communicative Proficiency 6. M. Canale and M. Swain, `Theoretical Bases of Communicative Approaches to Second Language Teaching and Testing', Applied Linguistics, 1980, 1, 1-47. 7. L. F. Bachman, `Communicative Language Ability', in L. F. Bachman, Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing (Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 81-109. Part 4: Validation 8. A. J. Kunnan, `Validation Approaches in Language Assessment', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), Validation in Language Assessment (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998), pp. 1-16. 9. L. F. Bachman, `Building and Supporting a Case for Test Use', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2005, 2, 1-34. 10. M. Kane, `Articulating a Validity Argument', in G. Fulcher and F. Davidson (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (Routledge, 2012), pp. 34-47. 11. C. Chapelle and E. Voss, `Evaluation of Language Tests Through Validation Research', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 3 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1081-97. Part 5: Fairness and Justice 12. T. McNamara and K. Ryan, `Fairness Versus Justice in Language Testing: The Place of English Literacy in the Australian Citizenship Test', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2011, 8, 161-78. 13. F. S. Walters, `Fairness', in G. Fulcher and F. Davidson (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (Routledge, 2013), pp. 469-78. 14. A. J. Kunnan, `Fairness and Justice in Language Assessment', in Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 3 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1098-114. Part 6: Washback and Consequences 15. J. C. Alderson and D. Wall, `Does Washback Exist?', Applied Linguistics, 1993, 14, 115-29. 16. J. C. Alderson and L. Hamp-Lyons, `TOEFL Preparation Courses: A Study of Washback', Language Testing, 1996, 13, 280-97. 17. S. Messick, `Validation and Washback', Language Testing, 1996, 13, 241-56. Part 7: Social Considerations 18. T. McNamara, `Policy and Social Considerations in Language Assessment', Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1998, 18, 304-19. 19. E. Shohamy, `Critical Language Testing and Beyond', Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1998, 24, 331-45. 20. T. McNamara and C. Roever, `The Social Dimension of Proficiency: How Testable is it?', in T. McNamara and C. Roever, Language Testing: The Social Dimension (Blackwell, 2006), pp. 43-79. Part 8: Ethics and Law 21. A. Davies, `Demands of Being Professional in Language Testing', Language Testing, 1997, 14, 328-39. 22. G. Fulcher, `Language Testing in the Dock', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 3 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1553-70. Volume II: Development Part 9: Test Development 23. L. F. Bachman, `Some Reflections on Task-based Language Performance Assessment', Language Testing, 2002, 19, 453-76. 24. G. Fulcher and F. Davidson, `Test Architecture, Test Retrofit', Language Testing, 2009, 26, 123-44. 25. R. Mislevy and C. Yin, `Evidence-centred Design in Language Testing', in G. Fulcher and F. Davidson (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (Routledge, 2012), pp. 208-22. 26. L. F. Bachman and A. Palmer, `Justifying the Use of Language Assessments', in L. F. Bachman and A. Palmer, Language Assessment in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 86-136. Part 10: Language for Specific Purposes 27. A. Davies, `The Logic of Testing Languages for Specific Purposes', Language Testing, 2001, 18, 133-47. 28. D. Douglas, `Language for Specific Purposes Assessment Criteria: Where Do They Come From?', Language Testing, 2001, 18, 171-85. Part 11: Reading and Writing 29. A. Cumming, `Writing Expertise and Second-language Proficiency', Language Learning, 1989, 39, 81-135. 30. D. D. Qian, `Investigating the Relationship Between Vocabulary Knowledge and Academic Reading Performance: An Assessment Perspective', Language Learning, 2002, 52, 513-36. 31. W. Grabe and X. Jiang, `Assessing Reading', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 1 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 185-200. Part 12: Listening and Speaking 32. T. F. McNamara, `"Interaction" in Second Language Performance Assessment: Whose Performance?', Applied Linguistics, 1997, 18, 446-66. 33. A. Brown, `Interviewer Variation and the Co-construction of Speaking Proficiency', Language Testing, 2003, 20, 1-25. 34. E. Wagner, `Video Listening Tests: What are They Measuring?', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2008, 5, 218-43. Part 13: Grammar and Vocabulary 35. J. Read and C. A. Chapelle, `A Framework for Second Language Vocabulary Assessment', Language Testing, 2001, 18, 1-32. 36. J. Purpura, `Assessing Grammar', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 1 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 100-24. Part 14: Integrated Skills 37. A. Cumming, `Assessing Integrated Skills', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 1 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 216-29. Volume III: Research Part 15: Cognitive Diagnosis 38. G. Buck and K. Tatsuoka, `Application of the Rule-space Procedure to Language Testing: Examining Attributes of a Free Response Listening Test', Language Testing, 1998, 15, 119-57. 39. Y. W. Lee and Y. Sawaki, `Application of Three Cognitive Diagnosis Models to ESL Reading and Listening Assessments', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2009, 6, 239-63. Part 16: Raters and Rating Scales 40. A. Brown, `The Effect of Rater Variables in the Development of an Occupation-specific Language Performance Test', Language Testing, 1995, 12, 1-15. 41. J. A. Upshur and C. E. Turner, `Systematic Effects in the Rating of Second-language Speaking Ability: Test Method and Learner Discourse', Language Testing, 1999, 16, 82-111. Part 17: Applying Item-Response Theory 42. T. McNamara, `Item Response Theory and the Validation of an ESP Test for Health Professionals', Language Testing, 1990, 7, 52-76. 43. S. Weigle, `Using FACETS to Model Rater Training Effects', Language Testing, 1998, 16, 263-87. 44. T. Ferne and A. A. Rupp, `A Synthesis of 15 Years of Research on DIF in Language Testing: Methodological Advances, Challenges, and Recommendations', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2007, 4, 113-48. Part 18: Applying Structural Equation Modelling 45. J. E. Purpura, `An Analysis of the Relationships Between Test Takers' Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use and Second Language Test Performance', Language Learning, 1997, 47, 289-325. 46. A. J. Kunnan, `An Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling for Language Assessment Research', Language Testing, 1998, 15, 295-332. 47. Y. In'nami and R. Koizumi, `Structural Equation Modeling in Language Testing and Learning Research: A Review', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2011, 8, 250-76. Part 19: Applying Qualitative Methods 48. A. Lazaraton, `A Micro-analytic Perspective on Discourse, Proficiency, and Identity in Paired Oral Assessment', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2012, 5, 1-36. 49. M. Sasaki, `Introspective Methods', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 3 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1340-57. Part 20: Applying Multiple Methods 50. A. Cumming, `Expertise in Evaluating Second Language Compositions', Language Testing, 1990, 7, 131-51. 51. N. J. Anderson, L. Bachman, K. Perkins, and A. Cohen, `An Exploratory Study into the Construct Validity of a Reading Comprehension Test: Triangulation of Data Sources', Language Testing, 1991, 8, 41-66. Volume IV: Looking forward Part 21: Technology 52. M. Chalhoub-Deville, `Computer Adaptive Testing and its Application in the Field of Second Language Testing', Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1999, 19, 273-99. 53. J. Bernstein, A. van Moere, and J. Cheng, `Validating Automated Speaking Tests', Language Testing, 2010, 27, 355-77. 54. O. Kang, D. Rubin, and L. Pickering, `Suprasegmental Measures of Accentedness and Judgments of Language Learner Proficiency in Oral English', Modern Language Journal, 2010, 94, 554-66. 55. D. McNamara, S. Crossley, and P. McCarthy, `Linguistic Features of Writing Quality', Written Communication, 2010, 27, 57-86. 56. S. Weigle, `ESL Writing and Automated Essay Evaluation', in M. Shermis and J. Burstein (eds.), Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation (Routledge, 2013), pp. 36-54. Part 22: Workplace Assessment 57. J. C. Alderson, `Air Safety, Language Assessment Policy, and Policy Implementation: The Case of Aviation English', Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009, 29, 168-87. 58. C. Elder and S. Kim, `Assessing Teachers' Language Proficiency', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 1 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 454-70. Part 23: Immigration and Citizenship Assessment 59. T. McNamara, `21st-century Shibboleth: Language Tests, Identity and Intergroup Conflict', Language Policy, 2005, 4, 351-70. 60. A. J. Kunnan, `Language Assessment for Immigration and Citizenship', in G. Fulcher and F. Davidson (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (Routledge, 2012), pp. 152-66. 61. D. Eades, `Assessment in Asylum-related Language Analysis', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 1 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 404-20. Part 24: Language Classroom 62. M. Poehner and J. Lantolf, `Dynamic Assessment in the Language Classroom', Language Teaching Research, 2005, 9, 233-65. 63. T. Isaacs and P. Trofimovich, `Deconstructing Comprehensibility: Identifying the Linguistic Influences on Listeners' L2 Comprehensibility Ratings', Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2012, 34, 475-505. Part 25: Assessing Languages 64. L. Cheng, `The Key to Success: English Language Testing in China', Language Testing, 2008, 25, 16-37. 65. D. Qian, `English Language Assessment in Hong Kong: A Survey of Practices, Developments and Issues', Language Testing, 2008, 25, 85-110. 66. M. Sasaki, `The 150-year History of English Language Assessment in Japanese Education', Language Testing, 2008, 25, 63-83. 67. J. D. Brown, `The Future of World Englishes in Language Testing', Language Assessment Quarterly, 2014, 11, 5-26. 68. J. Jenkins and C. Leung, `Assessing English as a Lingua Franca', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 4 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1607-16. 69. A. Gebril and H. Taha-Thomure, `Assessing Arabic', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 4 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1781-9. 70. E. Ryan, `Assessing French', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 4 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1989-98. 71. L. Qi and K. Zhang, `Assessing Mandarin', in A. J. Kunnan (ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment, Vol. 4 (Wiley, 2014), pp. 1919-27.

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