All of the chapters for this second edition have been revised and updated. It also has new chapters on tests for young learners and testing overall ability, as well as new and accessible appendices on statistical analysis and item baking.
This second edition remains the most practical guide for teachers who want to have a better understanding of the role of testing in language teaching. It has a new chapter on testing young learners and expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability.
1 Teaching and testing; 2 Testing as problem solving: an overview of the book; 3 Kinds of tests and testing; 4 Validity; 5 Reliability; 6 Achieving beneficial backwash; 7 Common test techniques; 8 Stages of test development; 9 Testing writing; 10 Testing oral ability; 11 Testing reading; 12 Testing listening; 13 Testing grammar and vocabulary; 14 Testing overall ability; 15 Tests for young learners; 16 Test administration