ERIC Number: ED223103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Construct Validation of Tests of Communicative Competence.
Palmer, Adrian S., Ed.; And Others
This collection, including the proceedings of a colloquium at TESOL 1979, includes the following papers: (1) "Classification of Oral Proficiency Tests," by H. Madsen and R. Jones; (2) "A Theoretical Framework for Communicative Competence," by M. Canale and M. Swain; (3) "Beyond Faith and Face Validity: The Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix and the Convergent and Discriminant Validity of Oral Proficiency Tests," by D. Stevenson; (4) "Convergent and Discriminant Validation of Integrated and Unitary Language Skills: The Need for a Research Model," by R. Clifford; (5) "Structure of the Oral Interview and Content Validity," by P. Lowe, Jr.; (6) "A Study of the Reliability and Validity of the Ilyin Oral Interview," by A. Engelskirchen, E. Cottrell, and J. Oller, Jr.; (7) "Inter-rater and Intra-rater Reliability of the Oral Interview and Concurrent Validity with Cloze Procedure," by E. Shohamy; (8) "Assessing the Oral Proficiency of Prospective Foreign Teaching Assistants: Instrument Development," by F. Hinofotis, K. Bailey, and S. Stern; (9) "Measurements of Reliability and Validity of Two Picture-Description Tests of Oral Communication," by A. Palmer; (10) "An Experiment in a Picture-Stimuli Procedure for Testing Oral Communication," by L. Bachman; and (11) "A Multitrait-Multimethod Investigation into the Construct Validity of Six Tests of Speaking and Reading," by L. Bachman and A. Palmer. (AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Tests, Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Tests, Test Validity, Testing
TESOL, 202 D.C. Transit Building, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: Includes proceedings of a colloquium at TESOL (Boston, MA, February 27-28, 1979). For individual papers, see FL 013 319-329.