Recommended readings related to assessment in world language education.

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Alderson, J. Charles, & Wall, Diane. (1993). Does washback exist? Applied Linguistics, 14(2), 115-129.


Campbell, Christine, & Duncan, Greg. (2007). From theory to practice: General trends in foreign language teaching methodology and their influence on language assessment.Language and Linguistics Compass, 1(6), 592-611. Retrieved May 20, 2008, from Now available:

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MacMillan. Assessing affective traits & learning targets.

MacMillan. Establishing high quality classroom assessments.

MacMillan. Using portfolios to assess understanding, reasoning, skills, and products.

Nonacs, Peter. (2013, April 22). Cheating to learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm. KCRW: Which way LA? Retrieved April 25, 2013, from

Public Schools of North Carolina. (2001). Oral language assessment in the foreign language class: Planning, conducting, and managing the possible dream. Retrieved October 9, 2007, from

KeysToAssessingLanguagePerformance.jpg - Sandrock, Paul. (2010). The keys to assessing language performance: A teacher's manual for measuring student progress. Alexandria, VA: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. ISBN 978-0-9705798-3-6.

Schultz, Renata. (2007, Spring). The challenge of assessing cultural understanding in the context of foreign language instruction. FLAnnals, 40(1), 9-26.

Taylor, James, & Luckau, Paul F. (1996/1986). Chapter 12 - Testing and evaluation. Fundamentals of language teaching: What every Spanish teacher needs to know. Brigham Young University.

Troyan, Francis J. (2008, August). Being authentic: Assessing standards-based tasks in a content-based curriculum. The Language Educator, 3(4), 52-54. (Rubrics used in Troyan's classes)

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