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The complexity of test washback

Dina Tsagari

The complexity of test washback

an empirical study

by Dina Tsagari

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Published by Peter Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages -- Ability testing,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers,
  • English language -- Ability testing,
  • Test-taking skills

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-258).

    StatementDina Tsagari.
    SeriesLanguage testing and evaluation -- 15, Language testing and evaluation -- 15.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP53 .T79 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 289 p. ;
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24067333M
    ISBN 103631585063
    ISBN 109783631585061
    LC Control Number2009517903

    This book follows the test activity of a group of Korean university students preparing for the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and posits a revised model of the influence of testing on learning. This volume of such research serves two essential purposes by: *providing an overview of the complexity of washback and the.   *providing an overview of the complexity of washback and the various contextual factors entangled within testing, teaching, and learning; and *presenting empirical studies from around the world that offer insights into the effects of washback in specific educational contexts and models of research on which future studies can be s: 1.

    It is common to claim the existence of washback (the impact of a test on teaching) and to declare that tests can be powerful determiners, both positively and negatively, of what happens in classrooms. (Wall & Alderson, , p. 41) The washback effects of large-scale testing programs on . *providing an overview of the complexity of washback and the various contextual factors entangled within testing, teaching, and learning; and *presenting empirical studies from around the world that offer insights into the effects of washback in specific educational contexts and models of research on which future studies can be : $

    The present research study investigates the washback effect i.e. the influence of tests on teaching and learning of the FCE test (First Certificate in English) in Greece. The results achieved by a mixed method research approach verified the complexity of the phenomenon and the uniqueness of the Greek context with regards to language certification. The Lexile Analyzer uses an algorithm to evaluate the reading demand — or text complexity — of books, articles and other materials. The Lexile Analyzer measures the complexity of the text by breaking down the entire piece and studying its characteristics, such as sentence length and word frequency, which represent the syntactic and semantic.


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This book, which is based on empirical research into the washback effect of First Certificate in English (FCE, Cambridge ESOL), discusses and elaborates on the complexity of the phenomenon and accounts for the intervening factors that mediate the process of test washback.

The book concludes with the presentation of a model that demonstrates how Cited by: This book, which is based on empirical research into the washback effect of First Certificate in English (FCE, Cambridge ESOL), discusses and elaborates on the complexity of the phenomenon and accounts The complexity of test washback book the intervening factors that mediate the process of test washback.

The book concludes with the presentation of a model that demonstrates how. It has long been noted that high-stakes language exams exert a powerful influence on teaching and learning, a phenomenon known as the washback effect (Alderson and Wall, ).

However, due to the complex nature of the phenomenon, little research has been conducted in Author: Dina Tsagari. The Complexity of Test Washback by Dina Tsagari,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).

test impact and washback focus on how tests can purposefully inform teaching The stakes attached to tests add a layer of complexity to the test’s impact and this book examines test use. Washback in Language Testing book. Research Contexts and Methods.

However, the washback effect goes well beyond the test itself to include factors, such as curriculum, teacher and learner behaviors inside and outside the classroom, their perceptions of the test, and how test scores are used. *providing an overview of the complexity of.

*providing an overview of the complexity of washback and the various contextual factors entangled within testing, teaching, and learning; and *presenting empirical studies from around the world that offer insights into the effects of washback in specific educational contexts and models of research on which future studies can be based.

Abstract. Washback, impact, and consequences refer to the educational phenomenon when testing (often large-scale and high-stakes), specifically the uses of test scores and the decisions made based on those scores, influence those stakeholders associated with such testing.

Washback refers to the influence of language testing on teaching and learning. This volume, at the important intersection of language testing and teaching practices, presents theoretical, methodological, and practical guidance for current and future washback studies.

In the field of language testing, researchers' major interest has traditionally been focused on issues and solving problems. Washback in Language Testing: Research Contexts and Methods Liying Cheng, Yoshinori test constructors assessments oral test universities communicative Post a Review You can write a book review and share your experiences.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Contents: Washback - Backwash - Language Testing - Language Teaching - Exam Influence - Exam-oriented Materials - Student Diaries.

Dina Tsagari is the author of The Complexity of Test Washback ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Handbook of Second Language Assess 4/5(3). Negative Washback Abstract The article deals with the complexity of a washback phenomenon in language testing. It focuses on its positive effects within an institution as well as on the situations of negative washback.

Washback is presented as a stimulus for a change and as a bridge for efficient communication between teachers and testers. developers, “rather than seeking washback as a sign of test validity, seek validity by design as a likely basis for washback” (p. A well-designed test should encourage good teaching; a poorly designed test will tempt teachers and learners into practices that.

demands of the test, especially when the test is very important to the future of the students, and pass rates are used as a measure of teacher success. This influence of the test on the classroom (referred to as washback by language testers) is, of course, very important; this washback effect can be either beneficial or harmful.’ (Buck ).

However, the washback effect goes well beyond the test itself to include factors, such as curriculum, teacher and learner behaviors inside and outside the classroom, their perceptions of the test, and how test scores are used.

Only recently have researchers started to empirically investigate the phenomenon of washback. Washback refers to the influence of language testing on teaching and learning.

This volume, at the important intersection of language testing and teaching practices, presents theoretical, methodological, and practical guidance for current and future washback studies.

In the field of language testing, researchers' major interest has traditionally been focused on issues and solving. This book explores the influence of high stakes standardised testing within the context of South Korea. South Korea is regarded as a shining example of success in educational achievement and, as this book reveals, pressurised standardised testing has been a major contributing factor to its success.

The effect of using tests in test preparation courses has been subject to debate. While some scholars such as Yang and Badger () believe it is a cause of positive washback effect, others argue. *providing an overview of the complexity of washback and the various contextual factors entangled within testing, teaching, and learning; and *presenting empirical studies from around the world that offer insights into the effects of washback in specific educational contexts and models of research on which future studies can be based.

The book is made up of eleven short chapters arranged in two thematic areas describing methodological issues and case studies on washback. The book also speaks to issues of test ethics and good practice. Chapter 1 by Liying Cheng and Andy Curtis reviews the short history of washback in the field of language testing.

Abstract. The Thanaweya Amma (the Egyptian high school summative assessment) English language test has an immense washback effect. The current study is aimed at investigating this effect both on the students’ learning habits inside and outside the classroom and on the teachers’ teaching practices.Washback in Language Testing consists of two major sections, Concepts and Methodology of Washback (chapters ) and Washback Studies (chapters ), an interesting Foreword by J.

Charles Alderson, a thorough reference section, and author and subject indices. In all but one of the research study chapters, surveys, explanation of test format.