Skip to main content

Module Reading List

Language Testing, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Martin Lamb
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Alderson, J.C., Clapham, C. & Wall, D. (1995). Language test construction and evaluation Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Alderson, C. (2006). Diagnosing foreign language proficiency : the interface between learning and assessment. London: Continuum.

Bachman, L. & Palmer, A. (2010) Language assessment in practice : developing language assessments and justifying their use in the real world. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bachman, L. F. & Dombach, B. (2017). Language assessment for classroom teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bailey, K. (1998). Learning about language assessment : dilemmas, decisions, and directions. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.

Brown, H. D. (2004). Language assessment : principles and classroom practices NY: Longman

Carr, N. T. (2011). Designing and analyzing language tests. Oxford Oxford University Press.

Coombe, C, Davidson, P, O'Sullivan, B & Stoynoff, S (2012). Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment. Cambridge: CUP. CORE.

Davidson, F. & Lynch, T. (2002). Testcraft : a teacher's guide to writing and using language test specifications . New Haven: Yale University Press. (online)

Douglas, D. (2009). Understanding language testing. London: Hodder Education.

Fulcher, G. (2003). Testing second language speaking. Harlow: Longman. Chapter 2 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Fulcher, G. (2010). Practical language testing. London: Hodder Education. (online)

Fulcher, G., & Davidson, F. (Eds.). (2016). The Routledge handbook of language testing. London: Routledge. (online)

Fulcher, G. & Davidson, F. (2006) Language testing and assessment : an advanced resource book. London: Routledge.

Green, A. (2013). Exploring language assessment and testing : language in action . London: Routledge.

Hughes, A. (2002) Testing for Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2nd Edition.  Chapter 13 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Jang, E. (2014). Focus on assessment . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Luoma, S. (2004). Assessing speaking. Cambridge: CUP (and other titles in the series).  Chapter 4 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Lynch, B. (2003). Language assessment and programme evaluation. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press.

McKay, P. (2006). Assessing young language learners. Cambridge: CUP. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

McNamara, T. (2000). Language testing Oxford: Oxford University Press

McNamara, T., Knoch, U., & Fan, J. (2019). Fairness, justice & language assessment . Oxford University Press.

O’Malley, J. M. & Valdez Pierce, L. (1996). Authentic assessment for English language learners : practical approaches for teachers New York: Addison-Wesley

Shohamy, E. (2001). The power of tests : a critical perspective on the uses of language tests. Harlow: Pearson.  Chapter 10 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Tsagari, D., & Bannerjee, J. (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of second language assessment . Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

Weir, C. (2004). Language testing and validation : an evidence-based approach. London: Palgrave McMillan.

This list was last updated on 07/12/2021