Current research in language assessment and its implications for language teaching

Lukmani, Yasmeen (2012) Current research in language assessment and its implications for language teaching. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (1). pp. 5-11. ISSN 2277-307X

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The layperson thinks that the syllabus and classroom teachingmould tests, for educational testing is meant to evaluate what is taught. But sometimes it appears as if the opposite is true, and that testing occupies a disproportionately large space in the curriculum. In the 1980s, a number of studies were conducted on the backwash effect of testing on teaching; it was felt that the nature of the test framework affected the nature of the learning aimed at and even coloured the interpretation of the syllabus. The nature of the test, thus, being crucial to the curriculum, requires that we devise the right kinds of tests.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Lukmani, Yasmeen
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Uncontrolled Keywords: language, language assessment, Language curriculum
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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