Fairness and Validation in Language Assessment
Selected Papers from the 19th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Orlando, Florida
By (author) University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Antony John Kunnan
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Fairness and Validation in Language Assessment by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
Book DescriptionFairness of language tests and testing practices has always been a concern among test developers and test users. In the past decade educational and language assessment researchers have begun to focus directly on fairness and related matters such as test standards, test bias and equity and ethics for testing professionals. The 19th annual Language Testing Research Colloquium held in 1997 in Orlando, Florida, brought this overall concern into sharp focus by having 'Fairness in Language Testing' as its theme. The conference presentations and discussions attempted to understand the concept of fairness, define the scope of the concept and connect it with the concept of validation of test score interpretation. The papers in this volume offer a first introduction to fairness and validation in the field of language assessment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521658744
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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