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Title   Assessing Reading 

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Author   ALDERSON C  ISBN   9780521599993  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Cambridge University Press  Group   ESOL View shopping cart
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Synopsis Written by a leading authority in both language testing, and in the nature of reading in a second or foreign language, this book is the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of the assessment of reading in a foreign or second language. It is unique in that it reviews theory, research and practice in the assessment of reading. It is invaluable for anyone wishing to assess the reading ability of language learners. It provides the novice with a comprehensive overview of the basic tenets of reading assessment, and the expert with an in-depth discussion of the major issues in the field.

Contents:
1. The Nature of Reading; 2. Variables that affect the nature of reading; 3. Research into the assessment of reading; 4. The reader: defining the construct of reading ability; 5. A framework for test design; 6.Tests in the real world: test purposes; 7. Techniques for testing reading; 8. The development of reading ability; The way forward. Assessing the interaction between reader and text: processes and strategies.

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