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Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Allyn & Bacon
Publication date March 10, 2010
Pages 386
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780138149314
ISBN-10 0138149313
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Original list price $75.53
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Language Assessment provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new research and information on standardized tests, a new chapter on form-focused assessment, and a concise glossary of terms.


With a focus on the most common pedagogical challenge — classroom-based assessment —  Language Assessment delivers useful tools for evaluating and designing practical, effective assessment techniques.



  • Updated references and new information reflecting recent advances and current challenges in the field.
  • Classification of assessment techniques ranging from controlled to open-ended item types on a specified continuum of micro- and macroskills of language.
  • Systematic treatment of assessment for all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as well as grammar and vocabulary.
  • Discussion of large-scale standardized tests, the ethics of testing, letter grading, and overall evaluation of student performance.
  • Comprehensive presentation of alternatives in assessment, such as portfolios, journals, conferences, observations, interviews, and self- or peer-assessment.

 New Features

  • Chapter objectives that preview content and goals
  • A new chapter on form-focused assessment
  • An appendix of commercially available tests
  • A concise glossary of assessment terms

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With Priyanvada Abeywickrama | 2 edition from Allyn & Bacon (March 10, 2010)
9780138149314 | details & prices | 386 pages | 7.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $75.53
About: Language Assessment provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively.
from Allyn & Bacon (August 1, 2003)
9780130988348 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $58.80
About: Features:Solid foundation in the basics of validity and reliability, as well as all of the different forms of assessment Concise, comprehensive treatment of all four skills includes classification of assessment techniques.
3 edition from Addison-Wesley (August 1, 2003)
9789990119855 | details & prices | List price $0.02

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