Assessing Language Ability in the Classroom

  • AUTHOR: Andrew D. Cohen
  • ISBN-13: 9780838442623 
  • 198 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 1980
  • ©1994     Published
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About The Product

This second edition presents various principles for guiding teachers through the assessment process (dictation, cloze summary, oral interview, role plays, portfolio assessment techniques).


  • Accessible to novices in the field of language assessment
  • Up-to-date research base
  • Topics include speech acts, written and oral portfolios, innovative means of assessing reading ability, computers in assessment, computer-based tests.
  • Terms defined within context
  • Terminology indexed

About the Contributor

  • Andrew D. Cohen

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Key Questions in Language Assessment
3. The Assessment Instrument, the Respondent, and the Assessment Process
4. Scoring and Evaluating the Assessment Instrument
5. The Process of Responding to an Assessment Instrument
6. Preparing an Assessment Instrument
7. Assessing Reading Comprehension
8. Assessing Listening and Speaking
9. Assessing Written Expression
10. Taking Stock