Editor’s note: In this piece, John Savage, Publications Assistant at Cambridge English Language Assessment, shares information about Cambridge English’s recent publication in its Studies in Language Testing series.
The Research and Thought Leadership Group of Cambridge English, who have a long-standing relationship with TIRF, continue their mission to disseminate innovative and interdisciplinary research with the latest publication in the Studies in Language Testing (SiLT) series, published jointly with Cambridge University Press. Learning Oriented Assessment: A Systemic Approach (SiLT 45), written by Neil Jones and Nick Saville, presents an ecological approach to integrating learning and assessment.
The volume addresses three key questions: ‘What is learning?’; ‘What is to be learned?’; and ’What is to be assessed?’ It introduces the Cambridge English model of Learning Oriented Assessment, guides the reader through learning-oriented practices, and advises on how this model can be implemented for better learning, measurement, and meaningful interpretation of learning outcomes.
Other 2016 titles in the series include Advancing the Field of Language Assessment (SiLT 46) edited by Mary Ann Christison and Nick Saville (both members of the TIRF Board), which brings together a set of 11 TIRF-related research papers on English language assessment. This volume will be in print in October 2016.
More information about new titles in the Studies in Language Testing series will be included in future TIRF newsletters. The full list of titles can be found at www.cambridgeenglish.org/silt.