Best-selling author H. Douglas Brown offers a clear, authoritative manual of testing and assessment in the second language classroom.
Language Assessment looks at essential principles for assessment, as well as the critical tools that teachers need for fair, effective evaluation. This invaluable resource joins Brown's classic texts, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching and Teaching by Principles, to form the definitive trilogy on teacher education. Written in Brown's familiar, accessible style, this new text provides a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of assessment and their practical application in the classroom. This concise, comprehensive treatment of all four skills includes classification of assessment techniques ranging from controlled to open-ended item types, while a discussion of standardized tests examines their design, purpose, validity, and utility.