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ERIC Number: EJ557042
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
The Ethics of Gatekeeping Tests: What Have We Learned in a Hundred Years?
Spolsky, Bernard
Language Testing, v14 n3 p242-47 Nov 1997
Argues that tests have always been used as a means of political and social control. Maintains that test results are unreliable, especially at the extremes, that their predictive power is weak and that language testers need to be skeptical and need to insist on complete information on candidates' backgrounds for selection decision making. (10 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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