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ERIC Number: EJ619902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1028-4435
Using Language Tests for Upgrading Knowledge: The Phenomenon, Source, and Consequences.
Shohamy, Elana
Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, v5 n1 p1-18 Oct 2000
Examines the way in which many high stakes tests have been introduced for reasons of political expediency rather than educational benefit. Discusses the consequences of using tests in this way and suggests that when tests are used as disciplinary tools, their introduction leads to a narrowing of the curriculum rather than an improvement in learning. Discusses the introduction of the Language Proficiency Assessment in Hong Kong. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong