ERIC Number: ED153489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Modern Language Testing. Second Edition.
Valette, Rebecca M.
This handbook, intended for language teachers at all levels, is an introduction to foreign language testing. It is a revision and expansion of the edition that appeared ten years ago. This edition reflects contemporary concerns in measurement and evaluation and contemporary changes in teaching aims, particularly toward communicative competence. The book is divided into three parts: (1) Principles and Procedures of Testing, (2) Methods of Evaluation and (3) Current Developments. The first section deals with the general area of modern language testing, preparing and giving the classroom test and evaluating test results. The second section describes tests in six areas of language instruction: listening, speaking, reading, writing, culture and literature. The third section discusses new directions in modern language testing and in bilingual and ESL programs. There are also an appendix, containing descriptions of commercial language tests, and a selected bibliography. (AMH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Affective Objectives, Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests, Literature, Modern Languages, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Scoring, Second Language Learning, Speech Skills, Standardized Tests, Teaching Guides, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Items, Testing, Testing Programs, Verbal Ability, Writing Skills
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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