2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/338117
Title:
Measured constructs: a history of Cambridge English language examinations 1913 - 2012
Authors:
Weir, Cyril J.
Abstract:
In recent years assessment issues have assumed increased importance in the economic, educational and socio-political affairs of society. Spolsky (2008:297) argues that ‘testing has become big business’, and Shohamy (2008:xiv) points to ‘the societal role that language tests perform, the power that they hold, and their central functions in education, politics and society’. A significant role for testing language proficiency can be seen inter alia in migration and citizenship policy and practice, the professional registration of those involved in the provision of health care, appointment and promotion in business, industry and commerce, the certification of air traffic and maritime personnel, and entry to tertiary level education. Such uses testify to the critical function that language assessment now fulfils in contemporary society.
Citation:
Weir, C. J. (2013) 'Measured constructs: A history of Cambridge English language examinations 1913 - 2012', Research Notes 51 pp2-10.
Publisher:
Cambridge ESOL
Journal:
Research Notes
Issue Date:
Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/338117
Additional Links:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/130828-research-notes-51-document.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1756-509X
Appears in Collections:
CRELLA Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWeir, Cyril J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T12:21:50Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-12T12:21:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-
dc.identifier.citationWeir, C. J. (2013) 'Measured constructs: A history of Cambridge English language examinations 1913 - 2012', Research Notes 51 pp2-10.en
dc.identifier.issn1756-509X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/338117-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years assessment issues have assumed increased importance in the economic, educational and socio-political affairs of society. Spolsky (2008:297) argues that ‘testing has become big business’, and Shohamy (2008:xiv) points to ‘the societal role that language tests perform, the power that they hold, and their central functions in education, politics and society’. A significant role for testing language proficiency can be seen inter alia in migration and citizenship policy and practice, the professional registration of those involved in the provision of health care, appointment and promotion in business, industry and commerce, the certification of air traffic and maritime personnel, and entry to tertiary level education. Such uses testify to the critical function that language assessment now fulfils in contemporary society.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge ESOLen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/130828-research-notes-51-document.pdfen
dc.subjectCambridge English language examinationsen
dc.subjectEnglish language assessmenten
dc.subjectEnglish language testingen
dc.titleMeasured constructs: a history of Cambridge English language examinations 1913 - 2012en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch Notesen
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