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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Assessment in the Language Classroom

Teachers Supporting Student Learning

ISBN 9781137464835
Publication Date January 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Applied Linguistics for the Language Classroom

This book makes a unique contribution to classroom assessment literature, linking teacher-friendly examples to scholarly work and current research in the field, and providing comprehensive, hands-on information on core concepts in accessible terms. Examples of real activities and questions for reflection and discussion aim to enrich understanding

Liying Cheng is Professor and a Director of the Assessment and Evaluation Group (AEG) at the Faculty of Education, Queen's University. She conducts the majority of her research within the context of teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language (including immersion and bilingual contexts).

Janna Fox is Associate Professor and Director of the Language Assessment and Testing Research Unit in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University. She has extensive experience working with language teachers in such varied contexts as Pakistan, Seychelles, and Qatar. She is the recipient of a 3M Teaching Fellowship, a national award in Canada for outstanding scholarship and leadership in higher education.

1. Why do we assess?
2. What do we assess?
3. How do we assess?
4. How do we develop a high quality classroom test?
5. Who are we assessing? Placement, needs analysis, and diagostics
6. Who are we assessing? Feedback and motivation
7. When we assess, how can we use assessment to move forward?.


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