The sixth volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English series offers up-to-date research on the rapidly changing field of language assessment. The book features original research with chapters reporting on a variety of international education settings from a range of diverse perspectives. Covering a broad range of key topics—including scoring processes, test development, and student and teacher perspectives—contributors offer a comprehensive overview of the landscape of language assessment and discuss the consequences and impact for learners, teachers, learning programs, and society. Focusing on the assessment of language proficiency, this volume provides an original compendium of cutting-edge research that will benefit TESOL and TEFL students, language assessment scholars, and language teachers.

part Part 1|2 pages

Raters and Rating

chapter 1|15 pages

Analytic Rubric Format

How Category Position Affects Raters’ Mental Rubric
ByLaura Ballard

chapter 2|14 pages

Rater Training in a Speaking Assessment

Impact on More- and Less-Proficient Raters
ByLarry Davis

chapter 4|16 pages

Assessing Second Language Writing

Raters’ Perspectives From A Sociocultural View
ByYi Mei

part Part 2|2 pages

Test Development and Validation

chapter 5|17 pages

Assessing Clinical Communication On The Occupational English Test ®

ByBrigita Séguis, Sarah McElwee

chapter 6|16 pages

Updating The Domain Analysis Of The Writing Subtest Of A Large-Scale Standardized Test For K-12 English Language Learners

ByJing Wei, Tanya Bitterman, Ruslana Westerlund, Jennifer Norton

chapter 7|12 pages

The Effect Of Audiovisual Input On Academic Listen-Speak Task Performance

ByChing-Ni Hsieh, Larry Davis

chapter 8|14 pages

The Reliability Of Readability Tools In L2 Reading

ByAlisha Biler

chapter 11|17 pages


Assessing Interlanguage Pragmatics Through Interactive Email Communication
ByIftikhar Haider

part Part 3|2 pages

Test-taker and Teacher Perspectives