Revisiting EFL Assessment

Critical Perspectives

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
  • Christine Coombe
  • Faisal Al-Maamari
  • Vijay Thakur

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
    Pages 1-6
  3. Assessment Literacy

  4. Theoretical Perspectives on Assessment

  5. Skill-Area Assessment

  6. Alternative Assessment

  7. Future Perspectives on Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Priya Mathew, Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Christopher Denman
      Pages 321-338

About this book


This book examines acknowledged practices and demonstrates to teachers how to make the most out of their assessment practices. It also explores different assessment methods for skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking. Forecasting the future of assessment and where concepts like alternative assessment and dynamic assessment are heading, it also shows how relatively new teaching methods such as communicative methodologies and problem-based learning are reflected in assessment.

This book represents a forum where contributors have presented their research and innovative ideas and practices on the important topic of assessment and opened a fresh debate on it. It offers an excellent reference guide for EFL teachers, practitioners, researchers and testing and assessment specialists. Each chapter examines central issues in assessment and their connection with teaching and learning in EFL contexts.


Alternative Assessment Assessment and Teaching Methods Development Dynamic Assessment Electronic or Computerized Testing Washback Effect of Tests

Editors and affiliations

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
    • 1
  • Christine Coombe
    • 2
  • Faisal Al-Maamari
    • 3
  • Vijay Thakur
    • 4
  1. 1.Sultan Qaboos UniversityAl-KhuodhOman
  2. 2.Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai MenDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Language CenterSultan Qaboos UniversityAl-KhoudhOman
  4. 4.Language and TranslationDhofar University, OmanSalalahOman

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32599-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32601-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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