[EDLING:835] Release: ESOL Tests and Testing

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 20 20:23:56 UTC 2005


ESOL Tests and Testing

This volume describes how ESOL tests and test users have changed greatly in the past few decades. Some widely used ESOL
tests have been revised, with a number of new tests incorporating advances in computer technology. In addition, many
more ESOL practitioners than in the past are responsible for selecting and using tests. Stephen Stoynoff and Carol A.
Chapelle introduce teachers and administrators to the principles, methods, and vocabulary of language assessment.
Twenty-one reviewers of ESOL tests consider test purpose, methods, and justification of their use in particular
situations. The book’s sequence approximates how teachers and administrators might select and evaluate a standardized

Authors: Stephen Stoynoff and Carol A. Chapelle

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Understanding Language Tests and Testing Practices

Chapter 2. Locating English Language Tests and Test Reviews

ACT ESL Placement Test
Reviewed by Sari Luoma

Basic English Skills Test (BEST)
Reviewed by Gillian Wigglesworth

Bilingual Syntax Measure (BSM) I and II
Reviewed by Lindsay Brooks

Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) Language Tests
Reviewed by David D. Qian

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment
Reviewed by Carolyn E. Turner

Certi.cate of Pro.ciency in English (CPE)
Reviewed by Keith Morrow

Combined English Language Skills Assessment in a Reading Context (CELSA)
Reviewed by Diane Strong-Krause

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)
Reviewed by Micheline Chalhoub-Deville

Comprehensive English Language Test (CELT)
Reviewed by Yeonsuk Cho

ESL Computerized Adaptive Placement Exam (ESL-CAPE)
Reviewed by Carsten Roever

IDEA Proficiency Test (IPT) I—Oral English, Form E
Reviewed by Tina Scott Edstam

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Reviewed by Barry O’Sullivan

Listening Comprehension Test (LCT)
Reviewed by Jean Turner

Maculaitis Assessment of Competencies Test of English Language Proficiency II (MAC II)
Reviewed by Norman Brown

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
Reviewed by James E. Purpura

Secondary Level English Pro.ciency (SLEP) Test
Reviewed by Jeff S. Johnson

Test of English as a Foreign Language Computer-Based Test (TOEFL CBT)
Reviewed by Jayanti Banerjee and Caroline Clapham

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
Reviewed by Diane Schmitt

Test of Spoken English (TSE)
Reviewed by April Ginther

Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey (WMLS)
Reviewed by Margaret E. Malone

Chapter 3. Using the Test Manual to Learn More About a Test

Chapter 4. Evaluating the Usefulness of Tests

Chapter 5. Deciding to Develop a Test

Annotated Bibliography




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