ERIC Number: ED435191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Turkish Proficiency Tests: A National Model.
AATT Bulletin, n23-24 p9-13 Spr-Fall 1999
The process and results of a project to develop a Turkish language proficiency test are described. The project was undertaken by the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages, and involved development of two sample tests for intermediate and advanced levels in four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing) using previously-developed proficiency guidelines. Both the format and the content of the tests are discussed. The instruments were designed as both diagnostic and placement tools for placement in college-level Turkish language courses, and incorporate authentic materials. In the listening and reading sections, examinees respond in English. Speaking and writing sections are answered in Turkish. Speech is evaluated on a five-point scale based on skills in grammar, comprehensibility, organization, vocabulary, and communication. Writing samples are evaluated for specific aspects of mechanics and content. Reading and listening skills are assessed on a less complex comprehension model. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Rating Scales, Scoring, Test Construction, Turkish, Uncommonly Taught Languages
AATT Bulletin, Portland State University, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207.
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