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Understanding Assessment: A Guide for Foreign Language Educators

This online tutorial serves as a companion resource to the Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD). It introduces key concepts in language testing to help with selecting tests and using test results appropriately and efficiently. Topics covered include: (1) practical considerations when selecting a test, (2) reliability and validity, (3) the use of test results, and, (4) the impact of testing in the classroom. A list of assessment resources and a glossary of assessment terms are also included in the tutorial.
Author(s): Center for Applied Linguistics
Language(s): -Applicable to any language-
Category: Assessment, Teacher Development
Level: N.A.
Audience: K-8, 9-12, University, Heritage, Self-Study, Special Purpose
General Format: Web
Specific Medium: Online Text, Interactive Website
Skill: N.A.
Price: Free
Keywords: assessment, practicality, validity, reliability, impact, test selection, test, online tutorial, professional development, tutorial, online tutorial
Publisher: Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center
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