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Journal Title: Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   29/1
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: No Child Left Behind and its Effect on Language Policy
by Kate Menken
pp 103-117

The Intersection of Test Impact, Validation, and Educational Reform Policy
by Micheline Chalhoub–Deville
pp 118-131

Language Assessment Policy in Iran
by Hossein Farhady, Hora Hedayati
pp 132-141

The Workplace, The Society and the Wider World: The Offshoring and Outsourcing Industry
by Liz Hamp-Lyons, Jane Lockwood
pp 145-167

Air Safety, Language Assessment Policy, and Policy Implementation: The Case of Aviation English
by J. Charles Alderson
pp 168-187

Developing Assessment Literacy
by Lynda Taylor
pp 21-36

Test Use and Political Philosophy
by Glenn Fulcher
pp 3-20

Politics and Legislation in Citizenship Testing in the United States
by Antony John Kunnan
pp 37-48

European Language Policy: Assessment, Learning, and the CEFR
by Neil Jones, Nick Saville
pp 51-63

Formative Assessment in Language Education Policies: Emerging Lessons from Wales and Scotland
by Constant Leung, Catriona Scott
pp 64-79

Assessing World Englishes
by Alan Davies
pp 80-89

Language Assessment in Education: Tests, Curricula, and Teaching
by Alister Cumming
pp 90-100

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 20.1647