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High-Stakes Testing

The Impact of the LPATE on English Language Teachers in Hong Kong

  • David Coniam
  • Peter Falvey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Background to High-Stakes Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 3-9
    3. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 11-26
    4. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 27-35
    5. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 37-46
    6. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 47-86
    7. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 87-103
    8. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 105-124
    9. David Coniam, Peter Falvey
      Pages 125-156
  3. The LPATE Enhancement Courses in Hong Kong: The Case of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Barley Mak, Yangyu Xiao
      Pages 179-205
  4. The LPATE: A High-Stakes Assessment in Operation (2001–2007)

  5. How Far Have Teacher Language Standards Improved Since the Inception of the LPATE in 2001?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. David Coniam, Peter Falvey, Yangyu Xiao
      Pages 349-369
    3. David Coniam, Peter Falvey, Yangyu Xiao
      Pages 371-395
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-422

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a detailed account of the origin, development, administration, revision and subsequent research findings on the benchmarking initiative from 1996-2016. It presents an overall assessment of the initiative’s impact on major stakeholders, predictions regarding the way forward, and implications for other countries, especially in South East Asia. In addition, the book discusses what the larger global community can learn from Hong Kong’s two-decade experience of conceptualizing and implementing minimum standard language requirements for teachers.

Keywords

English language standards Language Assessment for Teachers benchmark assessment language testing teacher language proficiency high-stakes assessment language competence professional competence LPATE

Editors and affiliations

  • David Coniam
    • 1
  • Peter Falvey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Education University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Education University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6358-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6357-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6358-9
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