ERIC Number: ED025968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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A Meaningful Evaluation of Foreign Language Learning: Reading and Writing.
Modern Language Notes, v10 n3 pl,2,4 Spring 1968.
The article initially treats the difference between measurement (quantitative) and evaluation (qualitative) and explains the essentials for meaningful evaluation as being clearly defined course objectives, teaching methods, and testing procedures. The educational objectives in the "Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Cognitive Domain" are then considered as an acceptable guide to testing. Advantages and disadvantages of objective and essay tests and their relevance to these educational goals are considered. Particular testing techniques for students at different levels of reading and writing skill are identified, and suggestions are made for the composition and grading of essay tests. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Essay Tests, Evaluation, Grading, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Tests, Modern Languages, Objective Tests, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Writing Skills
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