ERIC Number: EJ614875
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Purposeful Language Assessment Selecting the Right Alternative Test.
Norris, John M.
Forum, v38 n1 Jan-Mar 2000
In choosing language testing alternatives appropriate for their language education contexts, language teachers need to keep in mind the purposeful nature of language assessment. Purposeful language assessment involves focusing what is to be accomplished by language assessment, specifying intended uses of language tests, selecting appropriate testing tools and designating how they are used, and evaluating if language assessment is being accomplished. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Test Selection, Testing
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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