Validation in language testing / edited by Alister Cumming and Richard Berwick

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Language and languages--Examinations--Validity--Congresses
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Language: English
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Published: Clevedon [England] : Multilingual Matters, c1996
Series: Modern languages in practice 2
LC Classification: P
Table of Contents: Introduction: The Concept of Validation in Language Testing / Alister Cumming 1
Sect. I. Evidential Bases of Test Interpretation
1. Developing Rating Scales for CASE: Theoretical Concerns and Analyses / Michael Milanovic, Nick Saville, Alastair Pollitt, Annette Cook 15
2. Validation of a New Holistic Rating Scale Using Rasch Multi-faceted Analysis / Belle Tyndall, Dorry Mann Kenyon 39
3. Hypothesis Testing in Construct Validation / Sara Cushing Weigle, Brian Lynch 58
4. An Investigation into the Validity of Written Indicators of Second Language Proficiency / Alister Cumming, Dean Mellow 72
5. Multiple-choice Summary: A Measure of Text Comprehension / Ari Huhta, Elina Randell 94
6. Using the Information Curve to Assess Language CAT Efficiency / Michel Laurier 111
Sect. II. Evidential Bases of Language Test Use
7. Comparing the Scaling of Speaking Tasks by Language Teachers and by the ACTFL Guidelines / Charles W. Stansfield, Dorry Mann Kenyon 124
8. A Communicative Test in Analysis: Strategies in Reading Authentic Texts / Ingrid F. Wijgh 154
9. What Makes an ESP Reading Test Appropriate for its Candidates? / Caroline Clapham 171
Sect. III. Consequential Bases of Language Testing: Impacts on Educational and Professional Systems
10. Examining Washback: The Sri Lankan Impact Study / Dianne Wall, J. Charles Alderson 194
11. The Role of the Segmental Dictionary in Professional Validation: Constructing a Dictionary of Language Testing / Alan Davies 222
12. Language Testing Courses: What Are They? / Kathleen M. Bailey, James Dean Brown 236
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 95006556 (OCoLC)32133156
Additional Authors: Cumming, Alister H
Berwick, Richard
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Language Testing Research Colloquium (14th : 1992 : University of British Columbia)
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 95006556
ISBN: 0585121591 (electronic bk.) :$83.95
ISBN: 185359296X
ISBN: 1853592951 (pbk.)
Papers originally presented at the 14th annual Language Testing Research Colloquium which was held Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 1992, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Includes bibliographical references and index
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: vi, 258 p. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 44965464
ISBN/ISSN: 0585121591

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