Designing Second Language Performance Assessments

Designing Second Language Performance Assessments


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This volume focuses on the decision-making potential provided by second language performance assessments. The authors first situate performance assessment within a broader discussion of alternatives in language assessment and in educational assessment in general. They then discuss issues in performance assessment design, implementation, reliability, and validity. Finally, they present a prototype framework for second language performance assessment based on the integration of theoretical underpinnings and research findings from the task-based language teaching literature, the language testing literature, and the educational measurement literature. The authors outline test and item specifications, and they present numerous examples of prototypical language tasks. They also propose a research agenda focusing on the operationalization of second language performance assessments.

Title: Designing Second Language Performance Assessments

Author Name: Norris, John M., Brown, James Dean, Hudson, Thom, Yoshioka, Jim (all of the University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i, USA)

Categories: Teaching English,

Publisher: United States, University of Hawai'i Press: 31/Dec/1998

ISBN Number: 0824821092

ISBN Number 13: 9780824821098

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 5832

Description: 229 x 152mm. , National Foreign Language Center Technical Reports, No 18 248 This technical report focuses on the decision-making potential provided by second language performance assessments. The authors first situate performance assessment within a broader discussion of alternatives in language assessment and in educational assessment in general. Then they discuss issues in performance assessment design, implementation, reliability and validity. Finally, they present a prototype framework for second language performance assessment, based on the integration of theoretical underpinnings and research findings from the task-based language teaching literature, the language testing literature, and the educational measurement literature. The authors outline test and item specifications, and present examples of prototypical language tasks. They also propose a research agenda based on performance assessments. (ISBN: 9780824821098 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 5832)

Keywords: examinations & asses language teaching th,