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ERIC Number: ED157379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Current Trends in Foreign Language Testing.
Cox, Jerry
Three techniques of integrative FL testing are specifically discussed: dictation, cloze testing and noise testing. Studies show that dictation, when properly conducted, is a useful and efficient measure of overall language proficiency. Cloze testing is defined and illustrated with four examples, each with a different format. Noise or interference testing is briefly defined and three possible formats for such tests are suggested. All three devices test native-like language proficiency and are based on the redundancy, creativity and competence aspects of language. It is suggested that such testing be introduced periodically to keep abreast of students' interlanguage development and to replace the narrow focus of feature or chapter quizzes with total language testing. Test samples are appended. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Dictation; Noise Testing
Note: Paper presented at the Fall Conference of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (Conway, South Carolina, Sept. 24, 1977)