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ERIC Number: ED183016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
English Language Testing. General Information Series No. 20. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.; English Language Resource Center, Washington, DC.
Principles of test selection in English as a second language (ESL) are introduced to teachers of Indochinese refugees. No previous knowledge of ESL testing on the part of the teacher is assumed. A discussion of the characteristics of a good ESL test emphasizes the appropriateness of the test for non-native speakers, validity, reliability, and practicality. Specific types of tests are described, including: (1) discrete-point tests, exemplified by the Structure Tests-English Language (STEL) and Comprehensive English Language Test (CELT); (2) oral proficiency tests, such as the John Test and the Ilyin Oral Interview; and (3) Cloze tests as measures of readability and language ability. A guide to developing a strategy for language testing explains procedures for placement, progress, and final achievement assessment. Finally, a guide to classroom testing outlines actual procedures for administering listening, reading, speaking, and writing tests. A checklist of principles that should be observed in classroom testing is included. A bibliography of tests and teacher resources is appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.; English Language Resource Center, Washington, DC.
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