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ERIC Number: EJ669447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Assessing L2 Writing: Alternative Constructs and Ethical Dilemmas.
Cumming, Alister
Assessing Writing, v8 n2 p73-83 2002
Contends that different ethical issues arise according to how the construct of writing is defined for assessment purposes. Explains that most formal assessments assume a pragmatic, functional definition of second-language writing in which an examinee's text production is judged normatively in respect to conventions. Discusses efforts to develop new task types for a new TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). (PM)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language