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Author Genesee, Fred.

Title Classroom-based evaluation in second language education / Fred Genesee, John A. Upshur
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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 MELB  428.24071 Gen/Cbe  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge language education
Cambridge language education.
Contents 1. Introduction to evaluation -- 2. The context of second language evaluation -- 3. A framework for evaluation -- 4. Collecting information -- 5. Observation in the classroom -- 6. Portfolios and conferences -- 7. Journals, questionnaires, and interviews -- 8. Testing -- 9. Objectives-referenced testing -- 10. Choosing and devising test tasks -- 11. Assembling and scoring tests -- 12. Interpreting test scores -- 13. Standardized tests -- 14. Summary and integration
Summary Classroom-based Evaluation in Second Language Education has been written to help foreign and second language educators in planning and carrying out effective and comprehensive evaluations in their classrooms. The book emphasizes the value of classroom-based assessment as a tool for improving both teaching and learning. The presentation is non-technical and does not require a specialized background in psychometrics, statistics, or research. The suggested assessment procedures are useful for a broad range of proficiency levels, teaching situations, and instructional approaches. Preview questions and follow-up activities assist the reader in applying the material discussed in each chapter
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language and languages -- Ability testing.
Language and languages -- Examinations.
Author Upshur, John A., 1933-
LC no. 96003887
ISBN 0521562090
0521566819 (paperback)