Chinese as a Second Language Assessment

  • Dongbo Zhang
  • Chin-Hsi Lin

Part of the Chinese Language Learning Sciences book series (CLLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Overview of Tests and Research

  3. Assessing Orthography, Vocabulary, and Grammar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Elizabeth K. Y. Loh, Loretta C. W. Tam, Cally P. T. Lau, Shing On Leung
      Pages 91-113
    3. Dongbo Zhang, Xuexue Yang, Chin-Hsi Lin, Zheng Gu
      Pages 115-140
  4. Assessing Language Skills

  5. Assessment, Teaching, and Learning

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-293

About this book


This book brings together 13 original research papers that address emerging issues in the assessment of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) in five major areas, including standards in CSL assessment; development of CSL tests; assessment of diverse knowledge and skills; computer-supported assessment; and CSL assessment in relation to instruction and teachers’ assessment competence. It goes beyond the psychometric testing of Chinese and provides cutting-edge examinations of the interfaces of assessment with sociology of language, acquisition, pedagogy, and modern technologies, as well as teacher education. Given its unique features and broad range of topics, the book offers an intriguing and valuable resource, not only for scholars and researchers but also teacher educators and assessment practitioners who are directly or indirectly involved in CSL assessment.


Alternative Assessment Chinese as a Second Language Chinese language test Computer-Based Language Assessment Language Assessment Language Testing Peer Assessment Self Assessment Spoken Chinese Test

Editors and affiliations

  • Dongbo Zhang
    • 1
  • Chin-Hsi Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Counseling Educational Psychology, and Special EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4087-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4089-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1719
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1727
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