May 19, 2012

Book: The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing


The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing
Edited by Glenn Fulcher and Fred Davidson
Published by Routledge

Description: The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing offers a critical and comprehensive overview of language testing and assessment within the fields of applied linguistics and language study.

An understanding of language testing is essential for applied linguistic research, language education, and a growing range of public policy issues. This handbook is an introduction and reference to the study of the subject. Specially commissioned chapters by leading academics and researchers of language testing address the most important topics facing researchers and practitioners, including:

An overview of the key issues in language testing
Key research methods and techniques in language test validation
The social and ethical aspects of language testing
The philosophical and historical underpinnings of assessment practices
The key literature in the field
Test design and development practices through use of practical examples

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing is intended for postgraduate students, language teachers, and those working in the field of applied linguistics.

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