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Biodata: Glenn Fulcher is Professor of Education and Language Assessment at the ), the assessment of second language speaking in performance tests is . 13 Mar Assessing second language speaking – Volume 48 Issue 2 – Glenn Fulcher. Glenn Fulcher (a1) assessment (Latham ), the assessment of second language (L2) speaking in performance tests is relatively recent. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Testing Second Language Speaking The impetus for the growth in testing speaking during the 19th } Glenn Fulcher.

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Chapter 1 considers the purpose of testing in the broadest sense of why societies use tests, and in the narrow sense of how we define the purpose of a particular test.

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The book offers the first systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the testing of second language speaking. Deciding What to Test 1. This leads into the question of how to devise specifications testing second language speaking glenn fulcher particular speaking tests, which should bring together the various theoretical aspects of language testing in fulchr concrete, usable form.

For teachers speakinf students of language testing alike, this book tries to provide a theoretical backdrop to the issues raised. Selecting and using tests 6. The use of tasks in second language pedagogy, second language acquisition research, testing second language speaking glenn fulcher second language speaking tests is reviewed. Everyone was frightened that if they didn’t use the old GCE, students wouldn’t go to their school.

There is a theoretical framework, drawing vlenn our evolving understanding of validity in language testing, which underpins the discussions and examples. Speakkng addition to the book itself, there is also a web site which will provide very extensive languate reading, activities, links to relevant web sites, and further ideas for projects that you might like to undertake on your own or with colleagues. Tests in educational systems 3.

Developing domain-specific criteria for teaching and assessment. Podcasts I make a podcast to accompany the journal Language Testingwhich I currently co-edit. Therefore, it is important to note that the construct is not a static element.

Evaluating items, tasks and specifications 3.

But we recognise that the administration of the speaking test may be deliberately altered for some test takers with disabilities. Cross-pollination spraking disciplines, departments and research.

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Unfortunately, there is abundant evidence that inter-rater reliability tends to be low, which is why large examination boards are now devoting considerable time and effort to examiner training and standardization.

Chapter 8 considers the type of evidence that may be offered to testing second language speaking glenn fulcher or undermine a validity argument, while acknowledging that there is no one-to-one mapping between the source of evidence and the argument. Teaching, Learning and Assessment Fulcher, G.

In chapter 4 we begin the journey testong the process of test design, starting with deciding what to test, and why. Testing Second Language Speaking. Each extract in B: Finally, in chapter 10, we return to the classroom and to the effect that tests have upon learning and teaching, and how we go about preparing learners to take tests.

Teachers are also asked testing second language speaking glenn fulcher secobd tests for use by their institutions when there is a need to use speaking tests speakig by agencies like Educational Testing Service or the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. Our concern with test effect informs the order testing second language speaking glenn fulcher structure of chapters, and it defines our approach to test design testing second language speaking glenn fulcher development.

As Fulcher points out, economic issues are really at the heart of any testing operation, and there may have to be a trade-off between what an institution can afford and the degree of validity that is obtained. Successfully integrating practice and theory, this book demystifies the process of testing speaking and provides a thorough treatment of the key ethical and technical issues testing second language speaking glenn fulcher speaking evaluation.

And if we reflect on why we have the linear rating scales that we use today, we need only look back to the first rating scales constructed for the military in the s. In each of the three examples we ask how plausible the arguments are, given the probability that further evidence or rationales may be presented to change the nature of the validity argument in the future.

Testing testong more than a technical activity; it is also an ethical enterprise. Technology in Language Testing. This book asks you to think about what item or task types would be most useful for your own tests. Writing in the English Language Classroom also reviews and offers fupcher comment on the main fjlcher to teaching writing, including the Process and Genre approaches. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. It brings together in one fulcner a summary and critical analysis of research into testing second language speaking.

Fulcher, G. (2003). Testing second language speaking.

While it is important that teachers are familiar with these, they are not always directly relevant to the classroom. We consider the claims made for testing second language learners in pairs or groups, and evaluate the evidence presented for the proponents and opponents of this format.

Some initial decisions 9. The curve and score meaning 5.

How to write a great review. A Glossary of Tezting Linguistics. Covering key topics such as measurement, validity, accountability and values, Re-examining Language Testing provides a unique and innovative analysis of the ideas and social forces that shape the practice of language testing.

Just as our approach to language testing cannot exist in some kind of limbo separate from our conception of society and testing second language speaking glenn fulcher rights of the individual test taker, nor can it remain isolated from history. Chapter speking, 3, 4 and 5 explore the development of a speaking test step by step from the point of view test developers. A Matter langugae Effect. Context and the Learner in Second Testing second language speaking glenn fulcher Learning pp.

Exploration, but they are implicit throughout the book; put another way, the creative drive of language testing makes it a research enterprise, we think, at all times.

The Modern Language Association. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Discourse analysts do not spwaking ‘discourses’. The impetus for the growth in testing speaking during the 19th and 20th centuries is twofold. The things we do for tests 2. Quantitative methods always involve human interpretation.