The Language Testing Cycle
From inception to washback
[Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Series S, 13] 1996. ii, 242 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Table of Contents
Perspectives on the testing cycle: Setting the sceneCatherine Elder & Gillian Wigglesworth | pp. 1–12
The politicisation of English: The case of the step test and the Chinese studentsLesleyanne Hawthorne | pp. 13–32
Developing language tests for specific populationsRosemary Baker | pp. 33–54
Developing rating scales for the assessment of second language performanceCarolyn E. Turner & John A. Upshur | pp. 55–79
Administering a performance test in Fiji HindiNikhat Shameem & John Read | pp. 80–104
Specific-purpose language performance tests: Task and interactionTom Lumley & Annie Brown | pp. 105–136
Rasch scaling: How valid is it as the basis for content-referenced descriptors of test performance?Joy McQueen | pp. 137–187
Test interpretation, test use, and pedagogical implicationsMicheline Chalhoub-Deville | pp. 188–207
Investigating washback in Japanese EFL classrooms: Problems of MethodologyYoshinori Watanabe | pp. 208–239
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