ERIC Number: ED030351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-14
Reference Count: 0
Some Recent Developments in Standardized Foreign Language Tests.
Austin, Neale W.
Emphasized in this speech are the innovative practices in the standardized foreign language testing programs sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and the Modern Language Association (MLA). The CEEB projected listening and reading "composite tests" and changes in the French and Latin Advanced Placement Tests are described in the major portion of the document. Comprising another significant section are discussions of developments in the Graduate and Undergraduate Record Examinations and Graduate School Foreign Language Tests. A brief account of the latest events relevant to the MLA's Cooperative Foreign Language and Proficiency Tests precedes concluding remarks on the vital issues involved in proper classroom testing for diagnostic, instructional, and evaluative purposes. (AF)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Advanced Placement, College Students, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Graduate Students, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Measurement Techniques, Modern Languages, National Competency Tests, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB); Graduate Record Examinations; MLA Cooperative Foreign Language Proficiency Tests
Note: Address given at the Testing Clinics of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (5th, Atlanta, Georgia, February 14-15, 1969)