Title

Reliability

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching

Publication Date

1-18-2018

Abstract

This entry contributes to enhancing the knowledge and skills needed for evaluating the reliability of assessments in second language acquisition. Different types of measurement error limit the effectiveness of assessments in yielding consistent and reproducible results, thereby reducing teachers' ability to make instructional decisions accurately, to measure student progress, and to evaluate curriculum models, strategies, and programs for enhancing student development and achievement. The entry provides an overview of how to evaluate the reliability of language assessments and describes useful tools and strategies for ameliorating reliability issues.

Publisher

Wiley

Disciplines

Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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