LINGUIST List 29.1065

Wed Mar 07 2018

Books: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education: McE. Davis, Norris, Malone, McKay, Son (eds.)

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Date: 20-Feb-2018
From: Jackie Beilhart <jb594georgetown.edu>
Subject: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education: McE. Davis, Norris, Malone, McKay, Son (eds.)
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Title: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education
Published: 2018
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
                http://www.press.georgetown.edu

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/useful-assessment-and-evaluation-language-education

Editor: John McE. Davis
Editor: John M. Norris
Editor: Margaret E. Malone
Editor: Todd H. McKay
Editor: Young-A Son
Electronic: ISBN: 9781626165410 Pages: Price: ----
Hardback: ISBN: 9781626165397 Pages: Price: ----
Paperback: ISBN: 9781626165403 Pages: Price: ----
Abstract:

The specific—and varied—ways in which assessment and evaluation can impact learning and teaching have become an important language education research concern, particularly as educators are increasingly called on to implement these processes for improvement, accountability, or curricular development purposes. Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education showcases contemporary research that explores innovative uses of assessment and evaluation in a variety of educational contexts.

Divided into three parts, this volume first examines theoretical considerations and practical implementations of assessment conducted for the purpose of enhancing and developing language learning. Part 2 addresses novel assessment development and implementation projects, such as the formative use of task-based assessments, technology-mediated language performance assessment, validation of educational placement tests for immigrant learners, and the use of assessment to help identify neurolinguistic correlates of proficiency. The final section of the book highlights examples of argument-based approaches to assessment and evaluation validation, extending this critical framework to quality assurance efforts in new domains. Adding to research on traditional and conventional uses of testing and evaluation in language education, this volume captures innovative trends in assessment and evaluation practice that explicitly aim to better inform and enhance language teaching and learning.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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