British Council Monographs on Modern Language Testing
Barry O’Sullivan [+–]
Vivien Berry [+–]
This series — published in cooperation with the British Council — provides short books in the area of language testing. These titles are written by well known language testing scholars from across the world and members of the British Councils’ Assessment Research Group (ARG). The books offer both a theoretical and a practical perspective to language testing and assessment – proposing, where required, models of development, which are reflected in actual test tasks. They are unique in that they are co-authored by individuals with considerable academic experience teamed with those with equally considerable teaching and assessment experience, thus offering the reader a unique insight into the link between theory and practice in the area. In many, though not all, cases, the books illustrate their approach with reference to actual test items, from the British Council’s Aptis test service.
The series will be welcomed by test developers and classroom teachers who wish to learn more about current thinking in the area. Unlike, some competitor series, they are written to be read by a wide audience – though with very solid theoretical underpinnings.