1st Edition

The Ethics of Language Assessment A Special Double Issue of language Assessment Quarterly

Edited By Alan Davies Copyright 2004

    First Published in 2004. Volume 1, Numbers 2 and 3 in the Language Assessment Quarterly international journal. This special issue explores the question of why ethics needs to be looked at in social terms, which explains why ethics and professionalism are so closely connected. The authors of each article give examples of the kinds of dilemmas that a code of ethics can help to clarify with their own thematic focus.

    Volume 1, Numbers 2&3, 2004
    Contents: C.E. Turner, Editorial. ARTICLES: A. Davies, Introduction: Language Testing and the Golden Rule. S. Bishop, Thinking About a Professional Ethics. R. Mathew, Stakeholder Involvement in Language Assessment: Does It Improve Ethicality? P. Van Avermaet, H. Kuijper, N. Saville, A Code of Practice and Quality Management System for International Language Examinations. R. Thrasher, The Role of a Language Testing Code of Ethics in the Establishment of a Code of Practice. D.J. Reed, C.W. Stansfield, Using the Modern Language Aptitude Test to Identify a Foreign Language Learning Disability: Is It Ethical? A.L. Bailey, F.A. Butler, Ethical Considerations in the Assessment of the Language and Content Knowledge of U.S. School-Age English Learners. V. Byczkiewcz, Filmic Portrayals of Cheating or Fraud in Examinations and Competitions. Conference Papers and Colloquia List.


    Alan Davies