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Learning-oriented Assessment in Language Classrooms : Using Assessment to Gauge and Promote Language

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Learning-Oriented Assessment in Language Classrooms gives readers a better understanding of how language assessment can contribute to the achievement of more successful learning outcomes in the second language classroom. The book presents research on how assessment has previously been conceptualized and used in classrooms and moves into a discussion of the practical considerations, challenges, and benefits involved in implementing a more learning-oriented approach in these same contexts. In this volume, James E. Purpura and Carolyn Turner present students and professionals in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and language testing and education with a clearer awareness of the possibilities afforded by a more learning-focused approach in the second language classroom.

About the NPLA series:

Headed by two of its leading scholars, the New Perspectives in Language Assessment series captures the burgeoning field of language assessment by offering comprehensive and state-of-the-art coverage of its contemporary questions, pressing issues, and technical advances. It is the only active series of its kind on the market, and includes volumes on basic and advanced topics in language assessment, public policy and language assessment, and the interfaces of language assessment with other disciplines in applied linguistics. Each text presents key theoretical approaches and research findings, along with concrete practical implications and suggestions for readers conducting their own research or developmental studies.

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