Criterion-Referenced Language Testing by James Dean BrownCriterion-Referenced Language Testing by James Dean Brown

Criterion-Referenced Language Testing

byJames Dean Brown, Thom Hudson

Paperback | May 20, 2002

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Over the past decade criterion-referenced testing (CRT) has become an emerging issue in language assessment. Most language testing books have hitherto focused almost exclusively on norm-referenced testing, whereby test takers' scores are interpreted with reference to the performance of other test takers, and have ignored CRT, an approach that examines the level of knowledge of a specific domain of target behaviours. It is designed to comprehensively address the wide variety of CRT and decision-making needs that more and more language-teaching professionals must address in their daily work. Criterion-referenced Language Testing is the first volume to create a nexus between the theoretical constructs and practical applications of this new area of language testing.
Title:Criterion-Referenced Language TestingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:May 20, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521000831

ISBN - 13:9780521000833

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Table of Contents

Ch1Alternate Paradigms; Ch2 Curriculum-related Testing ; Ch 3 Criterion-referenced Test Items; Ch4 Basic Descriptive and Item Statistics for Criterion-referenced Tests; Ch5 Reliability, Dependability, and Unidimensionality; Ch6Validity of Criterion-referenced Tests; Ch 7Administering and Giving Feedback on Criterion-referenced Tests

Editorial Reviews

'Criterion-referenced Language Testing is an erudite text, with such care given to making the theory and practice of CRT design, development, and analysis accessible to readers that it should serve as the foundation for familiarizing language teaching professionals with this important assessment approach.' Language Testing