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Language Proficiency Testing in the International Setting [microform] : Bibliographies, Portfolio of Papers, and an Overview Paper / D. E. Ingram
Bib ID 5540914
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Ingram, D. E
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
46 p. 

Materials compiled for a conference on the assessment of Japanese second language proficiency include a partially annotated bibliography of references concerning proficiency testing as it may relate to the Japanese language and an overview essay entitled "Towards the Development of Proficiency and Other Tests in Japanese as a Foreign Language in Australia." The essay contains a review of literature concerning the nature of language proficiency and its assessment, a historical review of approaches to assessing proficiency, a discussion of the needs that Japanese tests and scales must meet in Australia, the types of tests required to meet those needs, and notes on available tests. A concluding section looks at directions for future proficiency testing of Japanese as a second language. A wide range of needs related to proficiency testing, and their implications for test design, are outlined, including the needs for: a battery of tests for a variety of purposes; proficiency testing alternatives; industry- and commerce-related language tests; language program development; educational quality control; diversification of and increase in language learning; testing for achievement, placement, and diagnosis; self-assessment methods; classification of materials and activities; development of program rationales; testing of aptitude, cross-cultural attitudes, and cultural understanding; research data; and examiner training. (MSE)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the International Working Group on Assessment of Proficiency Levels for Students of Japanese as a Foreign Language (Canberra, Australia, June 12-14, 1990).




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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Annotated Bibliographies.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Japanese.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Tests.  |  Rating Scales.  |  Second Language Instruction.  |  Second Languages.  |  Testing.  |  Uncommonly Taught Languages.  |  Australia
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Reference Materials, Bibliographies.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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