ERIC Number: ED365144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Current Developments in Language Testing. Anthology Series 25.
Anivan, Sarinee, Ed.
The selection of papers on language testing includes: "Language Testing in the 1990s: How Far Have We Come? How Much Further Have We To Go?" (J. Charles Alderson); "Current Research/Development in Language Testing" (John W. Oller, Jr.); "The Difficulties of Difficulty: Prompts in Writing Assessment" (Liz Hamp-Lyons, Sheila Prochnow); "The Validity of Writing Test Tasks" (John Read); "Affective Factors in the Assessment of Oral Interaction: Gender and Status" (Don Porter); "Authenticity in Foreign Language Testing" (Peter Doye); "Evaluating Communicative Tests" (Keith Morrow); "Materials-Based Tests: How Well Do They Work?" (Michael Milanovic); "Defining Language Ability: The Criteria for Criteria" (Geoff Brindley); "The Role of Item Response Theory in Language Test Validation" (T. F. McNamara); "The International English Language Testing System IELTS: Its Nature and Development" (D. E. Ingram); "A Comparative Analysis of Simulated and Direct Oral Proficiency Interviews" (Charles W. Stansfield); "Southeast Asian Languages Proficiency Examinations" (James Dean Brown, H. Gary Cook, Charles Lockhart, Teresita Ramos); "Continuous Assessment in the Oral Communication Class: Teacher Constructed Test" (Shanta Nair-Venugopal); and "What We Can Do with Computerized Adaptive Testing...And What We Cannot Do!" (Michel Laurier). (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Cues, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, International Programs, Interviews, Item Response Theory, Language Aptitude, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Tests, Second Languages, Simulation, Sociocultural Patterns, Speech Skills, Teacher Developed Materials, Test Format, Test Validity, Testing, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Singapore). Regional Language Centre.
Identifiers: Oral Proficiency Testing
Note: Selected papers presented at the Regional Language Centre Seminar on Language Testing and Language Programme Evaluation (April 9-12, 1990). For selected individual papers, see also ED 328 072; ED 350 819, ED 322 725, ED 342 211, ED 317 073, ED 322 729.