Carr, Nathan T. 1966-,

Designing and analyzing language tests / Nathan T. Carr. - xxii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. + 1 CD 4 3/4 in. - Oxford handbooks for language teachers. . - Oxford handbooks for language teachers. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-349) and index.

Part I. Introduction -- 1. What are we testing and why? -- 2. Tasks - the building blocks of tests -- 3. Planning and designing the test -- 4. Writing the specifications for individual test tasks -- 5. Writing the test -- 6. Consistency of measurement -- 7. Rating scales for extended production tasks -- 8. Validation -- 9. Test administration -- 10. Other important topics in testing -- Part II. Introduction -- 11. Organizing data in microsoft excel -- 12. Descriptive statistics and standard scores -- 13. Creating graphs or charts in excel -- 14. Correlation -- 15. Item analysis for norm-referenced testing -- 16. Item analysis for criterion-referenced testing -- 17. Distractor analysis and scoring multiple-choice items in excel -- 18. Reliability : scoring consistency for norm-referenced tests -- 19. Dependability : scoring or classification consistency for criterion-referenced tests.

Designing and Analyzing Tests with accompanying CD-ROM gives you a solid grounding in language assessment theory, practical guidance on developing and administering tests, and shows you how to use Excel for statistical analysis of procedures.Language teachers often have to develop or choose tests or other assessments for their classes without any training. With this book and CD-ROM you learn how to choose from ready-made tests, or to adapt existing tests to better meet your needs. It gives you the tools you need to write your own testsand to analyze them. The book is organized in two Parts: Part 1 focuses on language assessment theory, and guidance on developing and administering tests. Part 2 introduces the use of Excel for analyzing language test data.



Language and languages--Ability testing.

P53.4 .C35 2011