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Diagnostic Writing Assessment

Diagnostic Writing Assessment

Author: Ute Knoch

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631589816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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The diagnostic assessment of writing is an important aspect of language testing which has often been neclected in the literature. However, it is an area which poses special challenges to practioners both in the classroom and in large-scale testing situations. This book presents a study which set out to develop and validate a rating scale specifically designed for the diagnostic assessment of writing in an academic English setting. The scale was developed by analysing a large number of writing performances produced by both native speakers of English and learners of English as an additional language. The rating scale was then validated using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The study showed that a detailed data-based rating scale is more valid and more useful for diagnostic purposes than the more commonly used impressionistic rating scale.

Reading Disabilities

Reading Disabilities

Author: R.M. Joshi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401119887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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The present volume is based on the proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute (ASI) sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Institute was conducted at the beautiful Chateau de Bonas, near Toulouse, France in October, 1991. A number of scholars from different countries participated in the two-week institute on differential diagnosis and treatments of reading and writing problems. The accepted papers for this volume are divided into three sections: (a) Differential diagnosis of reading disabilities; (b) Access to language-related component processes; and (c) Reading/spelling strategies. The other papers appear in a companion volume: Developmental and Acquired Dyslexia: Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Perspectives, also coedited by Joshi and Leong and published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Several people and organizations have helped us in this endeavor and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Our special thanks are due to: the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO for providing the major portion of the financial support; Dr. L. V. da Cunha of NATO and Dr. THo Kester and Mrs. Barbara Kester of the International Transfer of Science and Technology (ITST) for their help and support of the various aspects of the institute; Mr. Charles Stockman and the entire staff of the Chateau de Bonas for making our stay a pleasant one by helping us to run the Institute smoothly. We also wish to thank our reviewers and the following people for other assistance: Christi Martin, and Xi-wu Fang.

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts

Author: Todd Ruecker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351603027

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Reflecting the internationalization of the field of second language writing, this book focuses on political aspects and pedagogical issues of writing instruction and testing in a global context. High-stakes assessment impacts the lives of second language (L2) writers and their teachers around the world, be it the College English Test in China, Common Core-aligned assessments in the U.S., English proficiency tests in Poland, or the material conditions (such as access to technology, training, and other resources) affecting a classroom. With contributions from authors working in ten different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use. Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.

Reading and Writing Diagnostic Assessment

Reading and Writing Diagnostic Assessment

Author: Toronto District School Board

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:796958854

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 78

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This diagnostic assessment is for use with Grade 9 students in Applied and Academic courses to assess students' skills in reading narrative and information texts, and writing in a variety of forms. The document contains a scoring sheet, a writing rubric, and sample student responses for the reading and writing components.

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Author: Shawn Loewen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317386742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 602

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The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes: (1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues; (2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and (3) provide direct links between research and practice. In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching. .

The Writing Revolution

The Writing Revolution

Author: Judith C. Hochman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119364948

Category: Education

Page: 320

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"HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content.

Advanced principles of effective e-learning

Advanced principles of effective e-learning

Author: Nicole A. Buzzetto-More

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 9781932886023

Category: Blended learning

Page: 299

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With the global academic community currently focused on student learning outcomes achievement, assessment, and continuous improvement, e-learning strategies provide effective measures than can assist educators and educational administrators in the satisfaction of key objectives. Whether it is creating and incorporating simulations, building courses and curriculum, engaging in virtual team building, managing online programs, concept mapping, developing an electronic portfolio program, creating active training environments, determining the instructors role, problem solving, evaluating online learning, or using e-learning to build an effective assessment program this book will prove to be an indispensable resource. Geared towards administrators, key decision makers, educators experienced with e-learning, and instructional technology students, it marries the leading literature and prevailing ideologies with best practices illustrated by notable real-world examples.

ICLLE 2019

ICLLE 2019

Author: Syahrul R

Publisher: European Alliance for Innovation

ISBN: 9781631902079

Category: Education

Page: 590

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As an annual event, International Conference on Language, Literature, and Education in Digital Era (ICLLE) 2019 continued the agenda to bring together researcher, academics, experts and professionals in examining selected theme by language, literature and education in digital era. In 2019, this event held in 19-20 July 2019 at Padang, Indonesia. The conference from any kind of stakeholders related with Language and literature especially in education. Each contributed paper was refereed before being accepted for publication. The double-blind peer reviewed was used in the paper selection.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

Author: Carol A. Chapelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119147374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1288

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Offers a wide-ranging overview of the issues and research approaches in the diverse field of applied linguistics Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, examines, and seeks solutions to real-life language-related issues. Such issues often occur in situations of language contact and technological innovation, where language problems can range from explaining misunderstandings in face-to-face oral conversation to designing automated speech recognition systems for business. The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics includes entries on the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing readers to the concepts, research, and methods used by applied linguists working in the field. This succinct, reader-friendly volume offers a collection of entries on a range of language problems and the analytic approaches used to address them. This abridged reference work has been compiled from the most-accessed entries from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com), the more extensive volume which is available in print and digital format in 1000 libraries spanning 50 countries worldwide. Alphabetically-organized and updated entries help readers gain an understanding of the essentials of the field with entries on topics such as multilingualism, language policy and planning, language assessment and testing, translation and interpreting, and many others. Accessible for readers who are new to applied linguistics, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics: Includes entries written by experts in a broad range of areas within applied linguistics Explains the theory and research approaches used in the field for analysis of language, language use, and contexts of language use Demonstrates the connections among theory, research, and practice in the study of language issues Provides a perfect starting point for pursuing essential topics in applied linguistics Designed to offer readers an introduction to the range of topics and approaches within the field, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics is ideal for new students of applied linguistics and for researchers in the field.

Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children

Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children

Author: Randy W. Kamphaus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471793595

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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An unparalleled resource for accurately diagnosing an array ofchildhood problems Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Children: Dimensional andCategorical Approaches provides comprehensive guidelines forassessing and diagnosing a broad spectrum of childhood disorders.In this groundbreaking new text, Randy Kamphaus (coauthor of theBASC and BASC-II) and Jonathan Campbell discuss both theoreticaland practical aspects of the field. Their detailed coverageprovides students and professionals with important researchfindings and practical tools for accurate assessment and informeddiagnosis. This monumental new work begins by explaining dimensional (e.g.,classification methods that emphasize quantitative assessmentmeasures such as behavior rating scales) and categorical (e.g.,classification methods that emphasize qualitative assessmentmeasures such as clinical observation and history-taking) methodsof assessment and diagnosis. It then highlights assessmentinterpretation issues related to psychological assessment anddiagnosis. The remainder of the text covers constructs and coresymptoms of interest, diagnostic standards, assessment methods,interpretations of findings, and case studies for all of the majorchildhood disorders. The disorders include: * Mental retardation * Learning disability * Autism spectrum disorders * Depression * Anxiety disorders * Traumatic brain injuries * Eating disorders * Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder * Conduct disorder * Oppositional defiant disorder * Substance abuse and dependence * Subsyndromal and hypersyndromal impairments

Teaching and Learning English in East Asian Universities

Teaching and Learning English in East Asian Universities

Author: Lan Li

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443868648

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 470

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The 25 chapters contained in this book were all written by scholars working in the field of applied linguistics and English language teaching in various East Asian contexts. East Asia is large and diverse in terms of socio-economic, linguistic, and ethnic parameters. Statistics alone cannot give a clear understanding of what goes on in rural and urban universities and what challenges English language teachers and learners face in those contexts. To understand this wide gamut of issues in English language teaching in East Asia is thus a very large undertaking. The book addresses some of these issues, arranging its 25 chapters into five sections: namely, Assessing Language Performance; Teaching English Writing; Learner Autonomy; Corpus and Discourse Research; and Learning English in East Asian Contexts. Many of the chapters in this volume concern familiar topics such as linking assessment to teaching, learning and curriculum; conducting assessment validation research; examining meta-cognitive strategies; investigating teaching and learning English for academic purposes; and profiling prevailing word lists for language learners. Other chapters are on novel or lesser known topics such as non-verbal delivery in speaking assessment; the use of visualization as a reading strategy; learner strategies in a Facebook corpus; effects of discourse signaling cues and rate of speech; and an ontogenetic analysis of college English textbooks. Collectively, these chapters showcase English language learning, teaching, and assessing in a range of contexts using a variety of methods and techniques to deal with issues relevant to East Asian teachers, learners and researchers.