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ERIC Number: ED073120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Standardized Foreign Language Testing in the U.S.A.
Seven foreign language tests for the secondary school level, published by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., are described and discussed. These tests are: (1) Foreign Language Achievement Tests--offered by the College Entrance Examination Board for high school students in French, German, Russian, and Spanish, with emphasis on the new composite listening-reading tests offered since May 1971, and older type reading tests; (2) The Advanced Placement Test--in French Language offered by the College Entrance Examination Board to high school students who wish to enter colleges and universities with advanced placement credits for French; (3) The Test of English as a Foreign Language--offered by the College Entrance Examination Board to students of high school age or older whose native language is not English; (4) The Undergraduate Program for Counseling and Evaluation (ETS), German Test (UP Program) for the college level; (5) The Graduate Record Examinations Advanced German Test, Graduate Record Examinations Board (GRE Program) for the college level; (6) The National Teacher Examinations (ETS), French Test (NTE Program); and (7) The Graduate School Foreign Language Testing Program, Graduate Record Examinations Board, French Test (GSFLT Program). The area examination in French of the NTE program and the GSFLT (Graduate School Foreign Language Test) are also briefly discussed. An appendix provides sample test questions. (DB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Advanced Placement, College Entrance Examinations, English, French, German, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Language Tests, Measurement Instruments, National Competency Tests, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Teacher Qualifications, Test Construction, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.