A Teacher's Guide to Writing and Using Language Test Specifications
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Testcraft by Fred Davidson
Book DescriptionThe creation of language tests is, and should be, a craft that is accessible and practical not only by a few language test experts, but also by many others who are involved in second/foreign language education, say the authors of this clear and timely book. Fred Davidson and Brian Lynch offer language educators a how-to guide for creating tests that reliably measure exactly what they are intended to measure. Classroom teachers, language administrators, and professors of language testing courses will find in this book an easy and flexible approach to language testing as well as the tools they need to develop tests appropriate to their individual needs. Davidson and Lynch explain criterion-related language test development, a process that focuses on the early stages of test development when the criterion to be tested is defined, specifications are established, and items and tasks are written. This process helps clarify the description of what is being measured by a test and enables teachers to give input on test design in any instructional setting. Informed by extensive research in criterion-referenced measurement, this book invites all language educators to participate in the craft
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300090062
(255mm x 180mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fred Davidson
Language Testing and Assessment, Paperback (December 2006)
Introducing students to the methods and debates associated with language testing assessment, this book explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put. It also presents and comments on key readings and articles.
Investigation into the Comparability of Two Tests of English as a Foreign Language, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Fred Davidson
This book documents a major study comparing the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
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