Examining Listening

Examining Listening

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This volume examines the nature of second language listening proficiency and how it can be assessed. The book highlights the need for test developers to provide a clear explication of the ability constructs which underpin the tests they offer in the public domain. This is increasingly necessary if claims about the validity of test score interpretation and use are to be supported both logically and with empirical evidence. It operationalises a comprehensive test validation framework which adopts a socio-cognitive perspective. The framework embraces six core components, examining and then analysing Cambridge ESOL listening tasks from the following perspectives: Test Taker; Cognitive Validity; Context Validity; Scoring Validity; Criterion-related Validity; and Consequential Validity.Research and Practice in Assessing Second Language Listening Ardeshir Geranpayeh, Lynda Taylor ... and recordingsa#39;) while in other scales the distinction between the adjacent levels is not very clear (see for example B1 and B2 descriptors in scale titled a#39;Listening ... Following on from the workshop, a number of selfaccess induction worksheets were developed for use in training Cambridge ESOL staff.

Title:Examining Listening
Author: Ardeshir Geranpayeh, Lynda Taylor
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-03-27

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