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International Experiences in Language Testing and Assessment

Tsagari, Dina / Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi / Ioannou-Georgiou, Sophie (eds.)

International Experiences in Language Testing and Assessment

Selected Papers in Memory of Pavlos Pavlou

Series: Language Testing and Evaluation - Volume 28

Year of Publication: 2013

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 309 pp., 10 fig. b/w, 41 tables, 14 graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-62192-9 hb.  (Hardcover)

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Book synopsis

This publication is dedicated to the memory of Associate Professor Pavlos Pavlou, a distinguished language testing and assessment researcher, ELT practitioner, sociolinguist and esteemed faculty member at the University of Cyprus. The chapters included in the volume, written by distinguished scholars, researchers and practitioners in the field of language testing and assessment, are papers selected from presentations made at the 1st International Conference of Language Testing and Assessment (ICLTA), which was dedicated to Pavlos’ memory. The conference was hosted at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia (3-5 June, 2011; http://www.iclta2011.com/cms/).


Contents: Dina Tsagari/Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous/Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou: Foreword – Elana Shohamy: Expanding The Construct of Language Testing With Regards to Language Varieties And Multilingualism – Bessie Dendrinos: Social Meanings in Global-Glocal Language Proficiency Exams – Vanda Papafilippou: Towards an Alternative Paradigm in Language Testing Research:Challenging the Existing Regime of Truth – Dina Tsagari/George Michaeloudes: Formative Assessment Patterns in CLIL Primary Schools in Cyprus – Elena Meletiadou: EFL Learners’ Attitudes Towards Peer Assessment, Teacher Assessment and Process Writing – Dina Tsagari: EFL Students’ Perceptions of Assessment in Higher Education – Cristina Pérez-Guillot/Julia Zabala Delgado/Asunción Jaime Pastor: Computer-based Language Tests in a University Language Centre – Diamantoula Korda-Savva: Assessing the Quality of Translations – Kevin Haines/Estelle Meima/Marrit Faber: Formative Assessment and the Support of Lecturers in the International University – Ian Michael Robinson: Oral Presentations in Assessment: a Case Study – Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous: High-stakes Language Testing in the Republic of Cyprus – Kathrin Eberharter/Doris Froetscher: Quality Control in Marking Open-Ended Listening and Reading Test Items – Mark Griffiths: Strategies for Eliciting Language in Examination Conditions – Barry O’ Sullivan: Assessing Spoken Language: Scoring Validity – Roxanne Wong: The Use of Assessment Rubrics and Feedback Forms in Learning – Victor D. O. Santos/Marjolijn Verspoo/John Nerbonne: Identifying Important Factors in Essay Grading Using Machine Learning.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Dina Tsagari is a lecturer in Applied Linguistics/TEFL at the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus.
Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous is an assistant professor in Applied Linguistics/CALL/Testing and director of the Cyprus University of Technology Language Centre.
Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou is an inspector and teacher trainer for the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and adjunct lecturer at the European University Cyprus.
The editors have taught, researched and published extensively in the field of Language Testing and Assessment, CALL and Applied Linguistics.


Language Testing and Evaluation. Vol. 28
Edited by Rüdiger Grotjahn and Günther Sigott