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Examining speaking : research and practice in assessing second language speaking / edited by Lynda Taylor.

Publication:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 387 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series:
Studies in language testing ; 30.
Studies in language testing ; 30
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Subjects:
Language and languages -- Ability testing.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Summary:
"This edited volume develops a theoretical framework for validating tests of second language ability. The chapter authors show how an understanding and analysis of the framework and its components can assist test developers to operationalise their tests more effectively, especially in relation to the key criteria that differentiate one proficiency level from another. The book provides an up-to-date review of the relevant literature on assessing speaking, an accessible and systematic description of the different proficiency levels in second language speaking and a comprehensive and coherent basis for validating tests of speaking. It will be of considerable interest to examination boards who wish to validate their own speaking tests in a systematic and coherent manner, as well as to academic researchers and graduate students in the field of language assessment more generally"-- Provided by publisher.
"This edited volume develops a theoretical framework for validating tests of second language speaking ability. The framework is then applied through an examination of the tasks in Cambridge ESOL speaking tests from a number of different validity perspectives that reflect the socio-cognitive nature of any assessment event. The chapter authors show how an understanding and analysis of the framework and its components can assist test developers to operationalise their tests more effectively, especially in relation to the key criteria that differentiate one proficiency level from another"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Taylor, Lynda B.
ISBN:
9780521736701 (pbk.)
0521736706 (pbk.)
9783125333772
3125333776
OCLC:
730054583