Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices, 3rd ed.
H. Douglas Brown,
Retail price: $70.95
Number of pages: 400
Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices is designed to offer a comprehensive survey of essential principles and tools for second language assessment. Its first and second editions have been successfully used in teacher-training courses, teacher certification curricula, and TESOL master of arts programs. As the third in a trilogy of teacher education textbooks, it is designed to follow H. Douglas Brown?s other two books, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching and Teaching by Principles .
Language Assessment features uncomplicated prose and a systematic, spiraling organisation. Concepts are introduced with practical examples, understandable explanations, and succinct references to supportive research. The research literature on language assessment can be quite complex and assume that readers have technical knowledge and experience in testing. By the end of Language Assessment, however, readers will have gained access to this not-so-frightening field. They will have a working knowledge of a number of useful, fundamental principles of assessment and will have applied those principles to practical classroom contexts. They will also have acquired a storehouse of useful tools for evaluating and designing practical, effective assessment techniques for their classrooms.
- Assessment Concepts and Issues
- Principles of Language Assessment
- Designing Classroom Language Tests
- Standards-Based Assessment
- Standardized Testing
- Assessing Listening
- Assessing Speaking
- Assessing Reading
- Assessing Writing
- Assessing Grammar and Vocabulary
- Grading and Student Evaluation
- Beyond Letter Grading
Professor Brown is currently Director of the American Language Institute. Previously, he taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois. He was the President of TESOL from 1980 to 1981. And, from 1970 to 1979 he was the Editor of Language Learning. Professor Brown has published many articles and books on second language acquisition and pedagogy, including Principles of Language Learning and Teaching.Priyanvada Abeywickrama