Learning About Language Assessment

  • AUTHORS: Kathleen M. Bailey; Andy Curtis
  • ISBN-13: 9781305120860 
  • 272 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2015     Published
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Overview

About The Product

This updated text provides a contemporary and practical analysis of language assessment theory. In addition to updated concepts and Teachers' Voices, new chapters on assessing language for specific purposes, and content-based assessment have been added. A new "Tools of the Trade" section has been added to each chapter, and covers new statistical procedures and examples.

Features

  • Frameworks introduce the author’s views on the topic and help teachers understand the relevance to what they do
  • Teachers’ Voices first introduces teachers’ narratives of classroom practice as a vehicle for professional learning
  • Investigations offer bridges between the contents of the book with the teacher’s world

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Kathleen M. Bailey

    Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey received her M.A. in TESL and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), in Monterey, California, and a TESOL professor at Anaheim University. She teaches courses on language assessment in both of those programs. Dr. Bailey's research interests include teacher education, supervision and development; language assessment; classroom research; and research methodology. She received the James E. Alatis Award for service to TESOL and the Heinle Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a two-time recipient of the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching in Monterey County. She also received the Leslie Eliason Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Monterey Institute. From 1998-1999, Dr. Bailey was the president of TESOL. She served a total of seven years on the TESOL Board of Directors. Previously she served on the TOEFL Research Committee. Since 2009 she has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, as well as President of that foundation. In 2014 she was elected to the presidential line of the American Association for Applied Linguistics.

  • Andy Curtis

    Andy Curtis received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching in 1992, and his Ph.D. in International Education in 1996, both from the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, Dr Curtis was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the Faculty of Education there. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Curtis was the Executive Director of the School of English at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. Over the last 20 years, Dr Curtis has worked with and presented to approximately 25,000 teachers in 30 different countries and territories, and he has published more than 100 books, chapters, and academic papers.