Impact Theory and Practice
Studies of the IELTS Test and Progetto Lingue 2000
By (author) Roger A. Hawkey
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Impact Theory and Practice by Roger A. Hawkey
Book DescriptionThis book clarifies the concept of impact and related terms, such as washback, evaluation, monitoring and validation, and focuses on the impact of language tests and language programmes on a range of stakeholders, including test-takers, teachers, textbook writers, testers and institutions. First-hand experience is cited from two new impact studies. One analyses the impact of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the second looks at the Progetto Lingue 2000 (Year 2000 Languages Project), a state-school foreign-language education improvement programme undertaken by the Ministry of Education in Italy. The main findings of these studies are presented, as well as theoretical and practical lessons to be learnt from them. The context is the role of impact studies in the test development and validation systems of Cambridge ESOL, the sponsor of both impact studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521680974
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger A. Hawkey
Examining FCE and CAE: Volume 28, Paperback (March 2009)
This volume examines the historical development of the First Certificate in English (FCE) and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
Modular Approach to Testing English Language Skills, Paperback (February 2005)» View all books by Roger A. Hawkey
This volume documents the development of the Cambridge ESOL Certificates in English Language Skills (CELS), a suite of modular examinations first offered in 2002.
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