Practical Language Testing equips you with the skills, knowledge,
and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests.
This intensely practical book gives guidelines on the design of assessments
within the classroom, and provides the necessary tools to analyze and
improve assessments, as well as deal with alignment to externally imposed
standards. Testing is situated both within the classroom and within the
larger social context, and readers are provided the knowledge necessary to
make realistic and fair decisions about the use and implementation of
tests. The book explains the normative role of large scale testing and
provides alternatives that the reader can adapt to their own context. This
fulfills the dual purpose of providing the reader with the knowledge they
need to prepare learners for tests, and the practical skills for using
assessment for learning.
Practical Language Testing is the ideal introduction for students of
applied linguistics, TESOL, and modern foreign language teaching as well as
practicing teachers required to design or implement language testing programs.