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ERIC Number: EJ782518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
Issues and Trends in Language Testing and Assessment in Thailand
Prapphal, Kanchana
Language Testing, v25 n1 p127-143 2008
This paper aims to present an overview of language testing in Thailand. Language testing practices in the past are also reviewed. Attention is paid to the washback effects of language tests, the use of language tests in school admissions, questions of test validity, the emergence of standardized tests, the influence of societal values on testing practices, the use of computers and technology in language testing, and the success or failure of policy implementation. Also reviewed are the following new trends of language testing and assessment in Thailand: human resources development and professional certification, the integration of IT and English teaching and testing, quality assurance and English assessment, learner autonomy and self-assessment, and advanced technology and innovations in language assessment. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand