Classroom-Based Evaluation in Second Language Education

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This non-technical text guides foreign and second language educators in the use of classroom-based assessment. The paperback edition guides foreign and second language educators in the use of classroom-based assessment as a tool for improving both teaching and learning. While firmly grounded in current research, the presentation is nontechnical and does not require a specialized degree in psychometrics, statistics, or research. The suggested assessment procedures are useful for a broad range of proficiency levels, teaching situations, and instructional approaches. Preview and follow-up activities assist the reader in applying the material from each chapter.
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'The book is extremely informative and will broaden the usual considerations a teacher takes when assessing.' NATESOL Newsletter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521566810
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Language Education Series
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Series editor's preface
Authors' acknowledgments
1 Introduction to evaluation 1
2 The context of second language evaluation 14
3 A framework for evaluation 35
4 Collecting information 54
5 Observation in the classroom 76
6 Portfolios and conferences 98
7 Journals, questionnaires, and interviews 118
8 Testing 140
9 Objectives-referenced testing 158
10 Choosing and devising test tasks 176
11 Assembling and scoring tests 197
12 Interpreting test scores 212
13 Standardized tests 232
14 Summary and integration 256
Index 267
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