'This amount addresses a rather well timed and vital matter, and provides every broad and in-depth protection of varied big-scale English exams in China, along with Hong Kong and Taiwan, and about the Chinese learner.' – Lyle F. Bachman, From the Foreword
Developing on current theoretical and smart frameworks for English language analysis and testing, this book presents an entire, up-to-date, associated image of English language analysis for school youngsters in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and for Chinese learners of English spherical the world. Written by correctly-acknowledged worldwide college students in language testing, it covers:
the historic previous of exams and testing methods, factors and challenges, and current evaluation in China
every verify-designers’ and verify-customers’ elements of view on verify enchancment and verify validation inside quite a lot of political, economical, social, and financial contexts in China
theoretical/conceptual views on the use of the English language analysis at completely totally different ranges, along with societal, school, and schools
empirical evaluation related notably to examine enchancment, curricular innovation, and verify validation
Given the long historic previous of aim testing and its in depth use in Chinese society, and considering the sheer number of school college students taking quite a few exams in English in China and elsewhere, an understanding of the impact of English language testing is necessary for anyone involved in testing and analysis factors in China and elsewhere in the world. This is usually a ought to-study amount for testing and analysis protection makers, curriculum designers, researchers, ESL/EFL provides writers, graduate school college students, and English language teachers/researchers the least bit ranges.