Book Chapter

Language Assessment in Indigenous Contexts in Australia and Canada

G Wigglesworth, B Baker

Language Testing and Assessment | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2017

Abstract

The increasing importance of performance testing in testing and assessment contexts has meant that the behavior of test tasks, how they perform, and how they are assessed has become a considerable focus of research. During the 1990s, performance assessment evolved alongside the multicomponential models of language that were emerging, while, at the same time, detailed frameworks of task characteristics were discussed which provided basis for both test design and test-related research. In second-language acquisition research, tasks have long been an important focus of research although the focus has been different in the testing context where the impact of the properties and characteristics of..

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