This edited book documents practices of learning-oriented language assessment through practitioner research and research syntheses. Learning-oriented language assessment refers to language assessment strategies that capitalise on learner differences and their relationships with the learning environments. In other words, learners are placed at the centre of the assessment process and its outcomes. The book features 17 chapters on learning-oriented language assessment practices in China, Brazil, Turkey, Norway, UK, Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. Chapters include teachers¿ reflections and practical suggestions. This book will appeal to researchers, teacher educators, and language teachers who are interested in advancing research and practice of learning-oriented language assessment.
Sin Wang Chong is Associate Professor in Language Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests include language and educational assessment, computer-assisted language learning, and qualitative evidence synthesis. Sin Wang is Associate Editor of two SSCI-indexed journals Higher Education Research & Development (Taylor & Francis) and Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching (Taylor & Francis), and Section Editor of "Education and Language" in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (3rd edition; forthcoming). Sin Wang serves on the governing councils of British Educational Research Association and British Association for Applied Linguistics. Sin Wang is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Hayo Reinders is TESOL Professor and Director of Research at Anaheim University, USA, and Professor of Applied Linguistics at KMUTT, Thailand. He is founder of the global Institute for Teacher Leadership and editor of Innovation in Language Learning & Teaching. His interests are in out-of-class learning, technology, and language teacher leadership.