ERIC Number: ED227695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Issues in Language Testing Research.
Oller, John W., Jr., Ed.
Practical and technical aspects of language testing research are considered in 23 articles. Topical areas include: testing of general proficiency; the hypothesis of a single unitary factor accounting for reliable variance in tests; the structure of language proficiency; pros and cons of cloze testing; a new functional testing approach; and possible resolutions of the various controversies. Articles and authors include the following: "Evidence for a General Language Proficiency Factor: An Expectancy Grammar" (John W. Oller, Jr.); "Psychometric Theory and Language Testing" (John B. Carroll); "Models of Pronunciation Accuracy" (Edward T. Purcell); "Some Relations among Language Tests at Successive Ability Levels" (John A. Upshur and Taco J. Homburg); "The Cloze Procedure and Proficiency in English as a Foreign Language" (J. Charles Alderson); "A Closer Look at Cloze: Validity and Realiabiity" (James Dean Brown); "New Directions for ESL Proficiency Testing" (Hossein Farhady); "Psychometric and Edumetric Approaches to Language Testing" (Gary A. Cziko); "The Influence of Retesting on Test Affect" (Mary Lee Scott and Harold S. Madsen); "The Roles of Language in Educational Testing" (Virginia Streiff); "Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement" (Jim Cummins); "The Construct Validity of the FSI Oral Interview" (Lyle F. Bachman and Adrian S. Palmer); and "Compartmentalized and Integrated Control" (Adrian S. Palmer). (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Tests, Research Methodology, Second Languages, Test Theory, Test Validity, Testing
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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