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Series Preface Acknowledgements List Of Contributors Introduction; B.O'Sullivan Test Development and Validation; B.O'Sullivan & C.J.Weir Describing Language Levels; B.North Testing Linguistic Relativity; A.Davies Componentiality in L2 Listening; P.Joyce Benchmarking and Standards in Language Tests; E.Kantarc?o?lu & S.Papageorgiou Producing an Index of Word Difficulty Through Learner Self-Assessment Data: An Application of Rasch Modelling; T.Shiotsu An Alternative Approach to Rating Scale Development; A.H.A.Raof Quantifying Conversational Styles in Group Oral Test Discourse; B.O'Sullivan & F.Nakatsuhara A Case of Testing L2 English Reading for Class Level Placement; A.Green A Model for the Development and Application of a Diagnostic Test for Trainee Foreign Language Teachers; D.Burrell , U.Graham , D.Medley , B.Richards & J.Roberts Developing Affordable 'Local' Tests: The Exaver Project , A.A.Florescano , B.O'Sullivan , C.S.Chavez , D.E.Ryan , E.Z.Lara , L.A.S.Martinez , M.I.G.Macias , M.M. Hart , P.E.Grounds , P.R.Ryan , R.A.Dunne & T.De Jesus Romero Barradas The Development and Validation of an Online Rater Training and Marking System: Promises and Pitfalls; A.Brown & P.Jaquith The 'Hard' Criterion: The Use of Language Test Information in University Admissions Processes; P.Rea-Dickins , R.Kiely & G.Yu Assessment in the Learning System; J.O'Dwyer Index

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TERESA DE JESUS ROMERO BARRADAS, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico DR ANNIE BROWN, CEPA, United Arab Emirates DEIRDRE BURRELL. Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK DR. CARMEN SANCHEZ CHAVEZ, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico PROFESSOR ALAN DAVIES, Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh ROGER DUNNE, Senior Editor EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico ADRIANA ABAD FLORESCANO, General Co-ordinator EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico DR SUZANNE GRAHAM, Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK DR TONY GREEN, Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire, UK DR PATRICIA E. GROUNDS, Senior Projects Manager, British Council Mexico MARY MAXWELL HART, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico PAUL JAQUITH, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates DR PAUL JOYCE, Assistant Professor at J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo ELIF KANTARCIOAuLU, Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) , Ankara, Turkey DR RICHARD KIELY, Head of the Centre for International Language Teacher Education (CILTE) at University College of St Mark and St John Plymouth ESPERANZA ZAMORA LARA, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico MARIA ISABEL GONZALEZ MACIAS, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico LUIS ALEJANDRO SANTANA MARTINEZ, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico DOMINIQUE MEDLEY, Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK DR FUMIYO NAKATSUHARA, Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire, UK DR BRIAN NORTH, Head of Academic Development at Eurocentres, Switzerland and of EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services) DR JOHN O'DWYER, Director of the Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL), Ankara, Turkey DR SPIROS PAPAGEORGIU, Michigan University, USA DR ABDUL HALIM ABDUL RAOF, University of Technology, Malaysia at Johor Bahru PROFESSOR PAULINE REA-DICKINS, Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Institute for Educational Development, Eastern Africa, Aga Khan University and Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol PROFESSOR BRIAN RICHARDS, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK DR JON ROBERTS, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK DAVID EWING RYAN, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico PATRICIA REIDY RYAN, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico PROFESSOR TOSHIHIKO SHIOTSU, Professor of Language Education at Kurume University, Japan PROFESSOR CYRIL WEIR, Powdrill Chair in English Language Acquisition & Director of the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire, UK DR GUOXING YU, Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, Bristol University, UK

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TERESA DE JESUS ROMERO BARRADAS, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. DR ANNIE BROWN, CEPA, United Arab Emirates. DEIRDRE BURRELL. Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. DR. CARMEN SANCHEZ CHAVEZ, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. PROFESSOR ALAN DAVIES, Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh ROGER DUNNE, Senior Editor EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. ADRIANA ABAD FLORESCANO, General Co-ordinator EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. DR SUZANNE GRAHAM, Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. DR TONY GREEN, Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire, UK. DR PATRICIA E. GROUNDS, Senior Projects Manager, British Council Mexico. MARY MAXWELL HART, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. PAUL JAQUITH, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates. DR PAUL JOYCE, Assistant Professor at J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo. ELIF KANTARCIO?LU, Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) , Ankara, Turkey. DR RICHARD KIELY, Head of the Centre for International Language Teacher Education (CILTE) at University College of St Mark and St John Plymouth ESPERANZA ZAMORA LARA, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. MARIA ISABEL GONZALEZ MACIAS, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. LUIS ALEJANDRO SANTANA MARTINEZ, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico DOMINIQUE MEDLEY, Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. DR FUMIYO NAKATSUHARA, Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire, UK. DR BRIAN NORTH, Head of Academic Development at Eurocentres, Switzerland and of EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services) DR JOHN O'DWYER, Director of the Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL), Ankara, Turkey. DR SPIROS PAPAGEORGIU, Michigan University, USA. DR ABDUL HALIM ABDUL RAOF, University of Technology, Malaysia at Johor Bahru PROFESSOR PAULINE REA-DICKINS, Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Institute for Educational Development, Eastern Africa, Aga Khan University and Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol PROFESSOR BRIAN RICHARDS, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. DR JON ROBERTS, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. DAVID EWING RYAN, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. PATRICIA REIDY RYAN, EXAVER Examinations at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. PROFESSOR TOSHIHIKO SHIOTSU, Professor of Language Education at Kurume University, Japan. PROFESSOR CYRIL WEIR, Powdrill Chair in English Language Acquisition & Director of the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire, UK. DR GUOXING YU, Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, Bristol University, UK.

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