Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Latin: A Linguistic Introduction

By Renato Oniga and Norma Shifano

Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

By Frederick W.P. Jago

Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.


New from Brill!

ad

Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

The Linguistic Bibliography is by far the most comprehensive bibliographic reference work in the field. This volume contains up-to-date and extensive indexes of names, languages, and subjects.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Diagnostic Writing Assessment
Subtitle: The Development and Validation of a Rating Scale
Written By: Ute Knoch
URL: http://www.peterlang.de/index.cfm?vID=58981&vLang=E
Series Title: Language Testing and Evaluation
Description:

The diagnostic assessment of writing is an important aspect of language
testing which has often been neglected in the literature. However, it is an
area which poses special challenges to practitioners both in the classroom
and in large-scale testing situations. This book presents a study which set
out to develop and validate a rating scale specifically designed for the
diagnostic assessment of writing in an academic English setting. The scale
was developed by analysing a large number of writing performances produced
by both native speakers of English and learners of English as an additional
language. The rating scale was then validated using both quantitative and
qualitative methods. The study showed that a detailed data-based rating
scale is more valid and more useful for diagnostic purposes than the more
commonly used impressionistic rating scale.

Contents: Language testing – Language assessment – Writing assessment – ESL
– Rating scale development – Rating scale validation – Diagnostic
assessment – Diagnostic assessment of writing – Multi-faceted Rasch
measurement.

The Author: Ute Knoch is a research fellow at the Language Testing Research
Centre at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests are in the
area of language assessment, second language acquisition, and language
pedagogy.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631589816
Pages: 320
Prices: Europe EURO 55.80