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Global Perspectives on Language Assessment: Research, Theory, and Practice

Global Perspectives on Language Assessment: Research, Theory, and Practice


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138345362
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/14/2019
Series: Global Research on Teaching and Learning English Series
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Spiros Papageorgiou is Managing Senior Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service.

Kathleen M. Bailey is Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA.

Table of Contents



Part 1: Raters and Rating

1. Analytic Rubric Format: How Category Position Affects Raters’ Mental Rubric

Laura Ballard

2. Rater Training in a Speaking Assessment: Impact on More- and Less-Proficient Raters

Larry Davis

3. The Impact of Rater Experience and Essay Quality on the Variability of EFL Writing Scores

Özgür Şahan

4. Assessing Second Language Writing: Raters’ Perspectives from a Sociocultural View

Yi Mei

Part 2: Test Development and Validation

5. Assessing Clinical Communication on the Occupational English Test

Brigita Séguis & Sarah McElwee

6. Updating the Domain Analysis of the Writing Subtest of a Large-scale Standardized Test for K-12 English Language Learners

Jing Wei, Tanya Bitterman, Ruslana Westerlund & Jennifer Norton

7. The Effect of Audiovisual Input on Academic Listen-Speak Task Performance

Ching-Ni Hsieh & Larry Davis

8. The Reliability of Readability Tools in L2 Reading

Alisha Biler

9. Eye Tracking Evidence on the Role of Second Language Proficiency in Integrated Writing Task Performance

Mikako Nishikawa

10. The Effects of Writing Task Manipulations on ESL Students’ Performance: Genre and Idea Support as Task Variables

Hyung-Jo Yoon

11. Cyberpragmatics: Assessing Interlanguage Pragmatics through Interactive Email Communication

Iftikhar Haider

Part 3: Test-taker and Teacher Perspectives

12. Did Test Preparation Practices for the College English Test (CET) Work? A Study from Chinese Students’ Perspectives

Jia Ma

13. Intended Goals and Reality in Practice: Test Takers’ Perspectives on the College English Test in China

Ying Bai

14. How Teacher Conceptions of Assessment Mediate Assessment Literacy: A Case Study of a University English Teacher in China

Yueting Xu

15. Sociocultural Implications of Assessment Practices in Iranian, French, and American Foreign Language Classes

Soodeh Eghtesad