ReviewsA short and well organized book, in which each chapter constitutes the foundation for the following, which in turn expands topics in a cohesive manner. Hasselgreen and Caudwell contribute their experience and knowledge to highlight main ideas in the field of language assessment for children and adolescents. Their clear explanations are enriched by abundant examples and task-based tests, in line with the Monographs Series’ purposes of providing the readership with theoretical information and practical implications.
Overall, I believe that this is a very comprehensive and nice introduction to assessment for young learners. It was written in such a clear and accessible manner. This book will be a great addition to the existing literature on this topic.
Yuko Goto Butler, Associate Professor, Penn Graduate School of Education
This book, combining rich examples with compelling theoretical underpinnings, with its lucidly-signposted style and user-friendly layout, will contribute to the improvement of the target teachers' assessment literacy. Besides language teachers, we also highly recommend the book to test developers who have the goal of designing effective test tasks for YYLs, and the MA students in the field of language testing or applied linguistics in a broader sense. For them, this book is a very highly effective resource and provides plenteous food for thought.
Language Assessment Quarterly