ERIC Number: ED363096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Language Testing: New Openings.
Huhta, Ari, Ed.; And Others
A collection of articles on second-language testing includes: "The State of Language Testing in the 1990s" (J. Charles Alderson); "The Exercise of Power and Control in the Rhetorics of Testing" (Elana Shohamy); "Institutional and Political Aspects of Language Testing" (Bernard Spolsky); "Language Planning Policy and Development of FL Proficiency in Finland" (Sauli Takala); "Language Policy and Language Testing" (Ingrid Wijgh); "Criterion-Referenced Language Test Development: A Prolegomenon" (Fred Davidson, Brian Lynch); "A Method for Improving Tasks on Performance-Based Assessments through Field Testing" (Dorry Mann Kenyon, Charles W. Stansfield); "Fuzzy Set Theory Application in Criterion-Referenced Testing" (Felly Stoyanova); "Personality Characteristics as a Potential Source of Language Test Bias" (Vivien Berry); "Relationships between TOEFL Subsections, Speaking and Language Learning Background" (Harry L. Gradman, Edith Hanania); "Recent Developments in National Examinations in Finland" (Ari Huhta, Kari Sajavaara, Sauli Takala); "Tests for Measuring the Understanding of Iconical Tropes" (Christo Kaftandiiev, Felly Stoyanova); "Rating the Quality of Student Writing--Findings from the IEA Study of Achievement in Written Composition" (Rainer H. Lehmann); "A Model of ESL Reading Comprehension Difficulty" (Kyle Perkins, Sheila L. Brutten); "Question Level Bias in Cloze Questions--an L1 Transfer Effect" (Alastair Pollitt, Lynda Taylor); and "Proficiency Tests in Contemporary Foreign Language Syllabus" (Diana Rumpite, A. Rotanova, L. Ilyanskaya). (MSE)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Criterion Referenced Tests, Difficulty Level, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interference (Language), Language Planning, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Oral Language, Performance Based Assessment, Personality Traits, Politics of Education, Public Policy, Reading Comprehension, Second Languages, Set Theory, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Test Bias, Test Construction, Testing, Transfer of Training, Trend Analysis, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Inst. for Educational Research.
Identifiers: Finland; Iconicity; Test of English as a Foreign Language