Language Testing and Validation

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Cyril J. Weir

Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-2
  3. Testing as Validity

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      Pages 3-3
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  4. New Frameworks for Developing and Validating Tests of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

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      Pages 41-49
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  5. Generating Validity Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-220
  6. Further Resources in Language Testing

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      Pages 271-271
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  7. Postscript

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      Pages 283-284
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-301

About this book


Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based on the latest approaches to test validation. A book for all MA students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL, and for professional language teachers


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Authors and affiliations

  • Cyril J. Weir
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Testing, Evaluation and Curriculum (CRTEC)Roehampton UniversityUK

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