ERIC Number: ED368163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Reviews of English Language Proficiency Tests.
Alderson, J. Charles, Ed.; And Others
This guide contains descriptive and evaluative information on 47 major commercially-available English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) tests in current use around the world. For each test, the following information is provided: complete title; acronym; publication date; targeted audience; intended purpose; scoring method; administration type (group or individual); test length; test components; costs; author(s); publisher, including complete address and telephone number; a review, which includes a description of the test and discussion of its reliability, validity, and related issues; and test and reviewer's references. An introductory section offers guidance on the use of the reviews, uses and misuses of testing, and purposes of testing (placement, measuring achievement, diagnosis, measuring proficiency). In addition, two sections provide an introduction to ESL proficiency testing in North America and an overview of ESL testing in Britain. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingualism, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Tests, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Nonverbal Tests, Student Placement, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Test Use, Test Validity, Verbal Tests
TESOL, Inc., 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Identifiers: Great Britain