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Title: Washback in Language Testing: Research contexts and methods
Author: Eunice E. Jang
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: Since Alderson and Wall (1993) posited a seemingly rhetorical question, "Does washback exist?" language testing professionals have directed attention to the impact of testing on teaching, learning, educational outcomes, and individuals. This edited volume is the culmination of language testing professionals' conscious efforts to better understand washback. It bears rich testimony to the complex nature of washback phenomena in every corner of educational systems. It is a useful resource for those seeking guidance on their own washback studies—for teachers and school
administrators who are haunted by the power of tests and for those who need empirical evidence for and against test washback in specific testing situations.


This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 27, Issue 4, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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