Introduction: learning-oriented language assessment—insights for evidence-based practices

SW Chong *, Hayo Reinders

*Corresponding author for this work

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Language assessment is any activity, both inside and outside the classroom, that aims to collect information about language learners’ performance, proficiency, knowledge, and skills. There is an expectation that such information will be analysed and acted on by the teacher and/or the learners. Central to the processes of collection, analysis, and action is the environment (e.g., classroom, sociocultural contexts) where the assessment is enacted, and the relationship between the environment and learners. Language assessment can include a wide range of activities including quizzes, tests, exams, portfolios, feedback, teacher-learner discussions on learners’ performance, as well as automatically collected and analysed data, such as attendance and participation rates. All of these can take place in class or beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in learning-oriented language assessment
EditorsSin Wang Chong, Hayo Reinders
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783031189500
ISBN (Print)9783031189494, 9783031189524
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameNew language learning and teaching environments
ISSN (Print)2946-2932
ISSN (Electronic)2946-2940


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