A new test for China? Stages in the development of an assessment for professional purposes.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622447
Title:
A new test for China? Stages in the development of an assessment for professional purposes.
Authors:
Jin, Yan; Hamp-Lyons, Liz ( 0000-0002-8684-548X )
Abstract:
It is increasingly recognised that attention should be paid to investigating the needs of a new test, especially in contexts where specific purpose language needs might be identified. This article describes the stages involved in establishing the need for a new assessment of English for professional purposes in China. We first investigated stakeholders’ perceptions of the target language use activities and the necessity of the proposed assessment. We then analysed five existing tests and six language frameworks to evaluate their suitability for the need of the proposed assessment. The resulting proposal is for an advanced-level English assessment capable of providing a diagnostic evaluation of the proficiency of potential employees in areas of relevance to multinationals operating in China. The study has demonstrated the value of following a principled procedure to investigate the necessity for and the needs of a new test at the very beginning of the test development
Affiliation:
Shanghai Jiao Tong University; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Jin Y, Hamp-Lyons L (2015) 'A new test for China? Stages in the development of an assessment for professional purposes.', Assessment in Education, 22 (4), pp.397-426.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Assessment in Education
Issue Date:
22-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622447
DOI:
10.1080/0969594X.2014.1003794
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0969594X.2014.1003794
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0969-594X
Appears in Collections:
English language learning and assessment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJin, Yanen
dc.contributor.authorHamp-Lyons, Lizen
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-18T10:22:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-18T10:22:42Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-22-
dc.identifier.citationJin Y, Hamp-Lyons L (2015) 'A new test for China? Stages in the development of an assessment for professional purposes.', Assessment in Education, 22 (4), pp.397-426.en
dc.identifier.issn0969-594X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0969594X.2014.1003794-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622447-
dc.description.abstractIt is increasingly recognised that attention should be paid to investigating the needs of a new test, especially in contexts where specific purpose language needs might be identified. This article describes the stages involved in establishing the need for a new assessment of English for professional purposes in China. We first investigated stakeholders’ perceptions of the target language use activities and the necessity of the proposed assessment. We then analysed five existing tests and six language frameworks to evaluate their suitability for the need of the proposed assessment. The resulting proposal is for an advanced-level English assessment capable of providing a diagnostic evaluation of the proficiency of potential employees in areas of relevance to multinationals operating in China. The study has demonstrated the value of following a principled procedure to investigate the necessity for and the needs of a new test at the very beginning of the test developmenten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0969594X.2014.1003794en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.subjecttestingen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectlanguage assessmenten
dc.subjectlanguage testingen
dc.subjectQ330 English as a second languageen
dc.titleA new test for China? Stages in the development of an assessment for professional purposes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentShanghai Jiao Tong Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalAssessment in Educationen
dc.date.updated2017-12-18T10:13:40Z-
dc.description.notepre-April 2016 so full text not required-
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