Introduction to the Special Issue in Honour of Professor Glenn Fulcher

Lee McCallum, Christine Coombe, Hassan Mohebbi

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Language testing and assessment are diverse areas which continue to experience rapid development as fields of study. The same growth is also true when we consider the range of methods of testing and assessing student abilities that we have at our disposal. Indeed, as a glance at ‘flagship’ journals such as Language Testing (2022) and Language Assessment Quarterly (2022) will confirm, the scope of academic scholarship is now enormous, as are the many ways in which testers and assessors create, administer, score, and evaluate the tests and assessments they have at their disposal. However, despite this rapid and continuous development, at the heart of these areas is the need for appropriate, fair, valid, reliable, and useful testing and assessment practices and instruments (see recent considerations of these issues in Fulcher & Harding, 2022). This Special Issue in honour of Professor Glenn Fulcher is a tribute to his work at the heart of these areas. The Special Issue describes this work holistically and across different domains of focus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalLanguage Teaching Research Quarterly
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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