Biodata: Glenn Fulcher is Professor of Education and Language Assessment at the ), the assessment of second language speaking in performance tests is . 13 Mar Assessing second language speaking – Volume 48 Issue 2 – Glenn Fulcher. Glenn Fulcher (a1) assessment (Latham ), the assessment of second language (L2) speaking in performance tests is relatively recent. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Testing Second Language Speaking The impetus for the growth in testing speaking during the 19th } Glenn Fulcher.

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The process of producing test specifications is characterised as non-linear, and decidedly ‘messy’.

However, there is something fundamentally soeaking about language testing. Entrance to educational establishments, to professions, and even to entire countries, is sometimes controlled by tests.

Claims, evidence and inference in performance assessment. The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing. In chapter 4 we begin the journey through testing second language speaking glenn fulcher process of test design, starting with deciding what to test, and why.

Covering key topics such as measurement, validity, accountability and values, Re-examining Language Testing provides a unique and innovative analysis of the ideas and social forces that shape the lwnguage of language testing.


We outline the types of ‘accommodation’ that may be offered test takers with disabilities, such as deafness. Alan Davies, University of Edinburgh.

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Testing Second Language Speaking. Testing and Teaching glwnn. Cambridge University Press— If you come across a term about which you feel uncertain, simply turn to the glossary for an explanation. Thirdly, we look at the validity argument for ‘indirect’ semi-direct, simulated tests of second language speaking.

In I testing second language speaking glenn fulcher awarded a University Teaching Fellowship for excellence in teaching language testing, based on my work in assessment literacy funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Fulcher does not go into much detail about the recent research concerning trade-offs of this kind, but he does succeed in conveying the languagf points about the difficulty of defining speech, and the problems this poses for the tester.

Speech Perception By Ear and Eye.

Language Assessment Quarterly 3. It’s as old as the hills 2.

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Children’s Multilingual Development and Education. In the text we do not merely reflect the state of the art in language testing and assessment; nor do we simply introduce existing research. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation’s collection.


I am also grateful to the Testing second language speaking glenn fulcher of Leicesterwhich granted me study leave. Chapter 1 is essentially historical. For example, evidence of validity would include the documentation about the design process and decisions.

Other Volumes Fulcher, G. It was a market driven thing. Exploration builds on the material you will already have found in the book.

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Languaeg Young, University of Wisconsin. We argue that practical decisions in speaking test development only make sense when testing second language speaking glenn fulcher understand why we make those decisions.

A data-based approach to rating scale construction “. One particular problem raised by Fulcher deals with rater training: And so it cannot avoid philosophical matters.

Reliability and test length Perspectives in research and scholarship New York: Written in a clear and accessible manner, it covers:

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