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Aligning Tests with the CEFR?currentSubjectID=382385

Aligning Tests with the CEFR

Edited by Waldemar Martyniuk

This volume explores the process of aligning language tests with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

A Modular Approach to Testing English Language Skills

A Modular Approach to Testing English Language Skills

Roger 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.

An Empirical Investigation of the Componentiality of L2 Reading in English for Academic Purposes

An Empirical Investigation of the Componentiality of L2 Reading in English for Academic Purposes

Cyril J. Weir, Yang Huizhong and Jin Yan

This volume reports on the development of the Advanced English Reading Test in China.

An Investigation into the Comparability of Two Tests of English as a Foreign Language

An Investigation into the Comparability of Two Tests of English as a Foreign Language

Lyle F. Bachman, Fred Davidson, Katherine Ryan and Inn-Chull Choi

This book documents a major study comparing the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

A Qualitative Approach to the Validation of Oral Language Tests

A Qualitative Approach to the Validation of Oral Language Tests

Anne Lazaraton

This book aims to provide language testers with a background in the conversation analytic framework.

Assessing Academic English: Testing English proficiency 1950-1989 - the IELTS solution

Assessing Academic English: Testing English proficiency 1950-1989 - the IELTS solution

Alan Davies

This volume offers an explanatory account of the progress of academic language proficiency testing in the UK.

Cambridge English Exams - The First Hundred Years

Cambridge English Exams - The First Hundred Years

Roger A. Hawkey and Michael Milanovic

This book is a centenary volume to mark 100 years of Cambridge English exams.

Changing Language Teaching through Language Testing

Changing Language Teaching through Language Testing

Liying Cheng

This book offers insights into the concept that a test can be used to encourage innovation in the classroom.

Components of L2 Reading

Components of L2 Reading

Toshihiko Shiotsu

The book investigates the linguistic and processing factors underpinning Japanese EFL learners' reading comprehension performance.

Dictionary of Language Testing

Dictionary of Language Testing

Alan Davies, Annie Brown, Cathie Elder, Kathryn Hill, Tom Lumley and Tim McNamara

This Dictionary of Language Testing contains some 600 entries on language assessment

European Language Testing in a Global Context

European Language Testing in a Global Context

Edited by Michael Milanovic and Cyril Weir

Proceedings of the 2001 ALTE conference.

Examining FCE and CAE

Examining FCE and CAE

Roger Hawkey

This volume examines the historical development of the First Certificate in English (FCE) and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

Examining Listening

Examining Listening

Edited by Ardeshir Geranpayeh and Lynda Taylor

This volume examines the nature of second language listening proficiency and how it can be assessed.

Examining Reading

Examining Reading

Hanan Khalifa and Cyril J. Weir

The book examines the nature of second language reading proficiency and how it can be assessed.

Examining Speaking?currentSubjectID=382385

Examining Speaking

Edited by Lynda Taylor

The book examines the nature of second language speaking proficiency and how it can be assessed.

Examining Writing

Examining Writing

Stuart D. Shaw and Cyril J. Weir

This volume describes the theory and practice of Cambridge ESOL's approach to assessing second language writing ability.

Experimenting with Uncertainty

Experimenting with Uncertainty

T. McNamara and K. O'Loughlin
Edited by C. Elder, A. Brown, E. Grove, K. Hill, N. Iwashita and T. Lumley

A collection of 28 invited papers surveying the state of the art in language testing.

Exploring Language Frameworks

Exploring Language Frameworks

Edited by Evelina D. Galaczi and Cyril J. Weir

This volume explores the impact of language frameworks on learning, teaching and assessment, viewed from the perspective of policies, procedures and challenges.

Fairness and Validation in Language Assessment

Fairness and Validation in Language Assessment

Edited by Antony John Kunnan

This collection of papers from 19th LTRC brought to sharp focus Fairness in Language Testing.

IELTS Collected Papers

IELTS Collected Papers

Edited by Lynda Taylor and Peter Falvey

This volume contains ten research studies which informed the revised IELTS Speaking and Writing Modules, 2001 and 2005.

IELTS Collected Papers 2?currentSubjectID=382385

IELTS Collected Papers 2

Edited by Lynda Taylor and Cyril J. Weir

This volume reports research that informs the development of reading and listening assessment in IELTS.

IELTS Washback in Context

IELTS Washback in Context

Anthony Green

This volume investigates the washback of the IELTS Writing test on English for Academic Purposes provision.

Impact Theory and Practice?currentSubjectID=382385

Impact Theory and Practice

Roger Hawkey

This book analyses the impact of the IELTS test and the Progetto Lingue programme on a range of stakeholders.

Issues in Computer-Adaptive Testing of Reading Proficiency?currentSubjectID=382385

Issues in Computer-Adaptive Testing of Reading Proficiency

Edited by Micheline Chalhoub-Deville

The focus of this book is computer based assessment of the receptive skills.

Issues in Testing Business English

Issues in Testing Business English

Barry O'Sullivan

This book describes the revision of the Cambridge ESOL Business English certificates, offering a unique insight into test revision.

Language Testing Matters?currentSubjectID=382385

Language Testing Matters

Edited by Lynda Taylor and Cyril J. Weir

This volume explores the social and educational impact of language testing and assessment.

Learner Strategy Use and Performance on Language Tests?currentSubjectID=382385

Learner Strategy Use and Performance on Language Tests

James E. Purpura

This book investigates the relationships between learner strategy use and performance.

Measured Constructs

Measured Constructs

Cyril J. Weir, Ivana Vidakovic and Evelina D. Galaczi

This volume establishes how English language constructs were measured in Cambridge English examinations over the period 1913 to 2012.

Multilingual Glossary of Language Testing Terms

Multilingual Glossary of Language Testing Terms

Prepared by ALTE members

The glossary, produced by ALTE, contains entries in ten languages, and is available in CD-ROM

Multilingualism and Assessment?currentSubjectID=382385

Multilingualism and Assessment

Edited by Lynda Taylor and Cyril J. Weir

The volume explores the impact of multilingualism on language assessment, including setting common standards and sustaining linguistic diversity.

Performance Testing, Cognition and Assessment

Performance Testing, Cognition and Assessment

Edited by Michael Milanovic and Nick Saville

This volume contains a selection of research papers that were presented at the 15th Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC).

Testing the Spoken English of Young Norwegians

Testing the Spoken English of Young Norwegians

Angela Hasselgreen

This book reports on a two-part study: the validation of a test of spoken English for Norwegian secondary school pupils and the corpus-based investigation of the role played by 'smallwords'.

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

Antony John Kunnan

This book investigates the influence of test taker characteristics on performance in tests of English as a foreign language by exploring the relationships between these two groups of variables.

The Development of IELTS

The Development of IELTS

Caroline Clapham

This book studies the effect of background knowledge on reading comprehension and investigates whether tertiary level English language students should be given reading proficiency tests in their own academic subject areas.

The Equivalence of Direct and Semi-Direct Speaking Tests

The Equivalence of Direct and Semi-Direct Speaking Tests

Kieran OLoughlin

This book documents the speaking component of a test designed for immigrants to Australia.

The Impact of High-Stakes Examinations on Classroom Teaching

The Impact of High-Stakes Examinations on Classroom Teaching

Dianne Wall

This study analyses the effects of an examination which was designed to serve as a 'lever for change'.

Verbal Protocol Analysis in Language Testing Research

Verbal Protocol Analysis in Language Testing Research

This book aims to provide practitioners of Verbal protocol analysis with understanding and background

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