Designing Second Language Performance Assessments by John N. NorrisDesigning Second Language Performance Assessments by John N. Norris

Designing Second Language Performance Assessments

byJohn N. Norris

Paperback | April 15, 1998

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This technical report focuses on the decision making potential provided by second language performance assessments. The authors first situate performance assessment within a broader discussion of alternatives in language assessment and in educational assessment in general. Then they discuss issues in performance assessment design, implementation, reliability, and validity. Finally, they present a prototype framework for second language performance assessment based on the integration of theoretical underpinnings and research findings flora the task-based language teaching literature, the language testing literature, and the educational measurement literature. The authors outline test and item specifications, and they present numerous examples of prototypical language tasks. They also propose a research agenda focusing on the operationalization of second language performance assessments.
Title:Designing Second Language Performance AssessmentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 1998Publisher:University Of Hawai'i PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0824821092

ISBN - 13:9780824821098


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If you’re looking for a technical report that analyzes the influence of second language performance assessments, look no further. Designing Second Language Performance does this and more. Starting with performance assessment design and validity, it moves on to propose a prototype framework for second-language assessment based on theoretical work and on research findings.