Language Testing: The Social Dimension
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 10, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 292 pages
Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing 2009
This volume focuses on the social aspects of language testing, including assessment of socially situated language use and societal consequences of language tests. The authors argue that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary to examine the functions of tests on a societal scale.