Assessing EAP: Theory and practice in Assessment Literacy provides EAP educators with a series of practical and accessible tools to assist in the process of developing and interpreting EAP tests and assessments.
Assessing EAP is designed with busy EAP professionals in mind and can either be followed as a complete course, or used where necessary to focus on particular areas of the EAP testing and assessment process.
Assessing EAP seeks to build a transferable framework of skills whi... [more]ch will enhance the Assessment Literacy of educators responsible for creating EAP tests and assessments in a range of different contexts.
The book contains 15 chapters, underpinned by research, and backed up with a list of recommended further reading. Each chapter contains a number of tasks which encourage the application of the theories in focus. Extension activities and a model for communicating good practice to stakeholders are provided at the end of each chapter, so that the key skills of EAP departments can be highlighted and communicated effectively. A glossary also defines the technical terms which have been referred to in the book. [less]
1. EAP assessment purpose and function
2. Understanding construct validity in EAP assessment
3. Using test specifications to build EAP tests
4. Identifying and sampling the EAP that needs to be assessed
5. Preventing problems in EAP testing before they arise
6. Encouraging engagement, collaboration and research in EAP assessment
7. Marking, grading and the assessment of EAP for learning
8. Text selection, authenticity and specificity
9. Understanding statistics and how de... [more]scriptive procedures can be used to analyze EAP test results
10. Inferential statistics and applications in EAP assessment
13. Building EAP test Assessment Literacy amongst stakeholders
14. Learning from large-scale standardized EAP tests
15. EAP assessment voices [less]