Performance Testing, Cognition and Assessment: Selected Papers from the 15th Language Research Testing Colloquium, Cambridge and Arnhem by University of Cambridge Local Examinations SyndicatePerformance Testing, Cognition and Assessment: Selected Papers from the 15th Language Research Testing Colloquium, Cambridge and Arnhem by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Performance Testing, Cognition and Assessment: Selected Papers from the 15th Language Research…

byUniversity of Cambridge Local Examinations SyndicateEditorMichael Milanovic, Nick Saville

Paperback | July 26, 1995

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This volume contains a selection of research papers that were presented at the 15th Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) on the themes of performance testing, and on aspects of communication in relation to cognition and assessment. This edited collection includes contributions reporting research into the testing of speaking and writing, especially in relation to raters, tasks and assessment criteria, contributions exploring the application of various statistical methods in langauge test validation and contributions addressing the issues relating to langauge testing in specific contexts with particular candidate groups. This volume will be of relevance to language testing specialists concerned with the design, development, delivery and validation of performance tests, as well as to academic researchers and graduate students interested in the complex relationship between cognition and assessment.
Title:Performance Testing, Cognition and Assessment: Selected Papers from the 15th Language Research…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:July 26, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521484650

ISBN - 13:9780521484657

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Table of Contents

1 Cross-cultural pragmatics in oral proficiency; 2 Decision dependability of subtests, tests and the overall TOEFL test battery; 3 Development of new proficiency based skill level descriptors for translation: theory and practice; 4 Comparing test difficulty and text reliability in the evaluation of an extensive reading programme; 5 Performance assessment and the components of the oral construct across different tests and rater groups; 6 Applying ethical standard of portfolio assessment of writing English as a Second Language; 7 Equating national exams of foreign language reading comprehension; 8 Taking a multifaceted view of the unidimensional measurement from Rasch analysis in language tests; 9 A qualitative approach to monitoring examiner conduct in CASE; 10 Linguistics accuracy versus coherence in assessing examination answers in content subjects; 11 A study of the Decision-making Behaviour of Composition Markers; 12 What raters really pay attention to; 13 A study of writing tasks assigned in academic degree programs: a report on stage 1 of the project; 14 Content validity in tests for well-defined LSP domains: an approach to defining what is to be tested; 15 Early bilingualism, cognition and Assessment; 16 A comparative study of four ESL placement instruments