Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment

Praxis and Researcher-teacher Partnership

  • Matthew E. Poehner
  • Ofra Inbar-Lourie

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Realizing Praxis: Exemplars of Researcher-Teacher Partnerships

  3. Resisting Researcher-Teacher Hierarchies in Favor of Cooperative Partnerships

  4. Addressing Problems of Theory and Practice Through Researcher-Teacher Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Matthew E. Poehner, Rémi A. van Compernolle
      Pages 173-195
    3. Kristin J. Davin, José David Herazo
      Pages 197-217
  5. Researcher-Teacher Action Challenging Assessment Culture

About this book


This book responds to the call for praxis in L2 education by documenting recent and ongoing projects around the world that see partnership with classroom teachers as the essential driver for continuing to develop both classroom assessment practice and conceptual frameworks of assessment in support of teaching and learning. Taken together, these partnerships shape the language assessment literacy, the knowledge and skills required for theorizing and conducting assessment activities, of both practitioners and researchers. While united by their orientation to praxis, the chapters offer considerable diversity with regard to languages taught, learner populations included (varying in age and proficiency level), specific innovations covered, research methods employed, and countries in which the work was conducted. As a whole, the book presents a way of engaging in research with practitioners that is likely to stimulate interest among not only language assessment scholars but also those studying second language education and language teacher education as well as language teaching professionals themselves.


second language assessment foreign language assessment classroom-based assessment teacher-driven assessment researcher-teacher partnership assessment for learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew E. Poehner
    • 1
  • Ofra Inbar-Lourie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of EducationThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.The Jaime & Joan Constantiner, School of EducationTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35080-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35081-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1656
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