Research and Practice in Assessing Second Language Writing
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Examining Writing by Stuart D. Shaw
Book DescriptionThis publication highlights the need for test developers to provide clear explanations of the ability constructs which underpin tests offered in the public domain. An explanation is increasingly required, if the validity of test score interpretation and use are to be supported both logically, and with empirical evidence. The book demonstates the application of a comprehensive test validation framework which adopts a socio-cognitive perspective. The framework embraces six core components which reflect the practical nature and quality of an actual testing event. It examines Cambridge ESOL writing tasks from the following perspectives: Test Taker, Cognitive Validity, Context Validity, Scoring Validity, Criterion-related Validity and Consequential Validity. The authors show how an understanding and analysis of the framework and its components in relation to specific writing tests can assist test developers to operationalise their tests more effectively, especially in relation to criterial distinctions across test levels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521692939
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stuart D. Shaw
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Offering an in-depth study of validity, which forms an important part of education assessment, this book addresses complex concepts in a straightforward manner, while guiding the reader through the evolution of validity from the 19th century to the present day.
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