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ERIC Number: EJ1104714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
A Rationale for Criterion-Referenced Proficiency Testing
Clifford, Ray
Foreign Language Annals, v49 n2 p224-234 Sum 2016
This article summarizes some of the technical issues that add to the complexity of language testing. It focuses in particular on the criterion-referenced nature of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines-Speaking; and it proposes a criterion-referenced interpretation of the ACTFL guidelines for reading and listening. It then demonstrates how using criterion-referenced testing and scoring enhances the accuracy of reading and listening proficiency ratings while also providing informative feedback to learners.
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Language: English
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