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Kitao, S. Kathleen; Kitao, Kenji – 1996
The testing of grammar is one of the mainstays of language testing, since it can be argued that a basic knowledge of grammar underlies the ability to use language to express meaning. The most common way of testing grammatical knowledge is the multiple-choice test, and the most common multiple-choice item is one in which the student selects a word…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Proficiency
Kitao, S. Kathleen; Kitao, Kenji – 1996
Of the four language skills, reading is probably tested most often, and it may seem to be the easiest to test. However, testing reading proficiency has its difficulties, and the test constructor must be aware of several issues. Reading involves a number of skills, and the number and complexity of these must be recognized. Choosing the text to test…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency