English Language Education

Post-admission Language Assessment of University Students

Editors: Read, John (Ed.)

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  • ​Addresses a major challenge for English-medium higher education
  • Offers a broad international perspective on the issues
  • Written by leading experts in academic language assessment  
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English-medium universities around the world face real challenges in ensuring that incoming students have the language and literacy skills they need to cope with the demands of their degree programmes. One response has been a variety of institutional initiatives to assess students after admission, in order to identify those with significant needs and advise them on how to enhance their academic language ability. This volume brings together papers from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Oman, South Africa and the United States, written by language assessment specialists who discuss issues in the design and implementation of these post-admission assessments in their own institutions. A major theme running through the book is the need to evaluate the validity of such assessments not just on their technical quality but on their impact, in terms of giving students access to effective means of developing their language skills and ultimately enhancing their academic achievement.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Some Key Issues in Post-Admission Language Assessment

    Pages 3-20

    Read, John

  • Examining the Validity of a Post-Entry Screening Tool Embedded in a Specific Policy Context

    Pages 23-42

    Knoch, Ute (et al.)

  • Mitigating Risk: The Impact of a Diagnostic Assessment Procedure on the First-Year Experience in Engineering

    Pages 43-65

    Fox, Janna (et al.)

  • The Consequential Validity of a Post-Entry Language Assessment in Hong Kong

    Pages 67-86

    Li, Edward

  • Can Diagnosing University Students’ English Proficiency Facilitate Language Development?

    Pages 87-109

    Urmston, Alan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-admission Language Assessment of University Students
Editors
  • John Read
Series Title
English Language Education
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39192-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39192-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39190-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81839-9
Series ISSN
2213-6967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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