ERIC Number: ED400713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Language Testing in Japan.
Brown, James Dean, Ed.; Yamashita, Sayoko Okada, Ed.
Papers on second language testing in Japan include: "Differences Between Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests" (James Dean Brown); "Criterion-Referenced Test Construction and Evaluation" (Dale T. Griffe); "Behavioral Learning Objectives as an Evaluation Tool" (Judith A. Johnson); "Developing Norm- Referenced Tests for Program-Level Decision-Making" (Brown); "Monitoring Student Placement: A Test-Retest Comparison" (Sayoko Okada Yamashita); "Evaluating Young EFL Learners: Problems and Solutions" (R. Michael Bostwick); "Good and Bad Uses of TOEIC by Japanese Companies" (Marshall Childs); "A Comparison of TOEFL and TOEIC" (Susan Gilfert); "English Language Entrance Examinations at Japanese Universities: 1993 and 1994" (Brown, Yamashita); "Exploiting Washback from Standardized Tests" (Shaun Gates); "Testing Oral Ability: ILR and ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interviews" (Hiroto Nagata); "The SPEAK Test of Oral Proficiency: A Case Study of Incoming Freshmen" (Shawn Clankie); "Making Speaking Tests Valid: Practical Considerations in a Classroom Setting" (Yuji Nakamura); "Cooperative Assessment: Negotiating a Spoken-English Grading Scheme with Japanese University Students" (Jeannette Mclean); "Assessing the Unsaid: The Development of Tests of Nonverbal Ability" (Cloze Testing Options for the Classroom" (Cecilia B. Ikeguchi); and "The Validity of Written Pronunciation Questions: Focus on Phoneme Discrimination" (Shin'ichi Inoi). (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Criterion Referenced Tests, Decision Making, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Industry, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Nonverbal Communication, Norm Referenced Tests, Oral Language, Program Development, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Test Use, Test Validity, Verbal Tests
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Japan Association for Language Teaching, Tokyo.
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview