Practical and concise, this introductory text for language teaching professionals is a guide to ESL assessment and to fulfilling the testing component of TESOL programs in the U.S. and around the world. Covering the fundamental descriptive and quantitative facets of effective language testing, it explicates key technical aspects in an accessible, non-technical manner. Each chapter includes relevant practical examples and is augmented by a partnered project that provides practical opportunities for readers to apply the concepts presented in real testing situations.
Measurement and Evaluation in Post-Secondary ESL:
"The fresh treatment of concepts [is] characterized in the text by simplification and usage of non-technical explanations. The methods presented appear effective and innovative because of the new emphasis placed on higher levels of authenticity, and the appendix updates the changes made on the most common tests allowing readers to make informed decisions about what tests could be used to place students in their classrooms. The value of this book lies in its ability to introduce new trends in testing and make testing terminology accessible to non-experts who want to make or choose an appropriate assessment for their incoming college students."—Education Review
Appendix: Selected standardized tests