Language Testing and Validation

An Evidence-Based Approach

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ISBN: 978-1-4039-1189-6 (Print) 978-0-230-51457-7 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-2

      Introduction

  3. Testing as Validity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 3-3

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      Pages 5-10

      Language Testing Past and Present

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      Pages 11-16

      The Nature of Test Validity

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      Pages 17-21

      Before the Test Event: A Priori Validity Evidence

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      Pages 22-40

      After the Test Event: A Posteriori Validity Evidence

  4. New Frameworks for Developing and Validating Tests of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-49

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      Pages 51-55

      Test Takers

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      Pages 56-84

      Context Validity in Action

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      Pages 85-118

      Theory-based Validity in Action

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      Pages 119-176

      Response Formats

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      Pages 177-206

      Scoring Validity in Action

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      Pages 207-215

      External Validities in Action

  5. Generating Validity Evidence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-220

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      Chapter

      Pages 221-270

      Research Methodologies for Exploring the Validity of a Test

  6. Further Resources in Language Testing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-281

      Key Sources

  7. Postscript

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      Pages 283-284

      Postscript

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 285-301