ERIC Number: ED435192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Beyond Classroom Achievement: Standardized Turkish Tests.
AATT Bulletin, n23-24 p14-17 Spr-Fall 1999
The goals, concerns, and issues addressed by a committee of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) in the process of developing a standardized Turkish language proficiency test at the college level are examined. The testing committee aimed at incorporating recent scholarship on second language acquisition, teaching methods, and assessment into development of a test for intermediate and advanced proficiency levels. Scoring was designed to indicate both a competitive (rating) score and a proficiency level, to meet both diagnostic and placement needs. The test incorporates visual and authentic materials. Considerations in test administration and in test reliability and validity are discussed briefly. (MSE)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Tests, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Rating Scales, Scoring, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Test Use, Turkish, Uncommonly Taught Languages
AATT Bulletin, Portland State University, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A