A Guide to Language Testing: Development, Evaluation, by Dr. Grant Henning

By Dr. Grant Henning

This textbook is a realistic consultant to language try improvement for lecture room use, academic application assessment, placement at tutorial degrees, dimension and examine. It has served for a few years as a vintage lecture room textbook at either graduate and undergraduate college degrees. This re-creation makes it to be had once more at budget friendly for scholar use. It presents important information regarding reliability and validity estimation and approximately attempt and questionnaire improvement for quite a few academic and review reasons. It contains info beneficial for the improvement of either paper-and-pencil and computer-adaptive size tools.

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Thus, it is crucial to think critically about the externalization of educational policy and practice. In response to the German reform projects that appeared as a result of the nation’s “PISA shock” after the first cycle results were announced, Pongratz (2006) thoroughly scrutinized the normalization process of such international assessments and probed their perceived functions as neutral instruments of scientific objectivity. Pongratz explained how PISA establishes its own standard of normality (although his argument is equally applicable to TIMSS, PIRLS, and ICCS): PISA does not test norms defined in advance, but concentrates on statistically averaged values: those being tested lie on a continuum between “normal” and “abnormal”… This shows how the PISA test strategically couples diagnostic inquiry with normalizing selection.

According to Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) statistics in 2009–2010, there were 2,134 public schools in Kyrgyzstan:1,379 were Kyrgyz-medium schools, 162 were Russian-medium schools, 137 were Uzbekmedium schools, and seven were Tajik-medium schools. Four hundred and forty nine schools had two or more languages of instruction (Interview, staff of Ministry of Education and Science, July 5th, 2009). 4% in 1996, and further to 69% in 1999 (DeYoung, 2002). The gap between the quality of education offered in urban and rural schools became D.

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