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Language Testing Reconsidered

Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching … ; ; ; ; 180 View
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Introduction

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Petroleum and Geopolitics

Discusses petroleum, the most valuable commodity in world trade, and its ties to politics and power. Introduces the links between governments and oil corporations, the history of petrodollars in … Read more
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On Second Thoughts

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An elderly student of language testing recalls some of the events in his career, attempting to relate them to current issues, and touching on such topics as overall language proficiency, the … 10 $1.70 Add
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The Challenge of (Diagnostic) Testing: Do We Know What We Are Measuring?

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The language testing literature is confused about the nature of diagnostic tests. Diagnosis is a frequently used but under-problematized concept and a debate is needed that might lead to a … 19 $3.23 Add
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Basic Income is Good for Your Health

Discusses the impact of basic income on health and well being by allowing recipients to buy more nutritious food, pay for medicines, and reduce social stigma associated with poverty. Read more
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What Is the Construct? The Dialectic of Abilities and Contexts in Defining Constructs in Language Assessment

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Understanding the roles of abilities and contexts, and the interactions between these as they affect performance on language assessment tasks, has remained a persistent problem in language … 31 $5.27 Add
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Assessing Academic English Language Proficiency: 40+ years of U.K. Language Tests

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The paper offers an explanatory account of the progress of academic language proficiency testing in the U.K. (and later Australia) from the British Council’s English Proficiency Test … 14 $2.38 Add
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Macdonald’s Centralism, 1878–1896

Describes the shifting balance of powers between Ottawa and the provinces from 1878-1896. Read more
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The Coming of Age for Research on Test-Taking Strategies

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In this selective look at research on test-taking strategies over the last twenty-five years, brief mention is made of the beginnings of test-taker strategy research and then important … 23 $3.91 Add
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Qualitative Research Methods in Language Test Development and Validation

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This chapter introduces readers to several qualitative research methods as they relate to language testing and assessment, namely: Discourse and Conversation Analysis, Observation Checklists and … 17 $2.89 Add
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Language Testing: A Question of Context

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Arguably the greatest challenge facing language testing is the issue of the context in which language testing is carried out, both at the micro and the macro level. In standard works on language … 7 $1.19 Add
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Tests as Power Tools: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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In this chapter I discuss current uses of language tests in education and society, arguing that tests have become primary tools used by policy makers to resolve and reform educational, political, … 12 $2.04 Add
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Bibliography

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