Assessing Language through Computer Technology
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In 1998 and 1999, three of the largest providers of educational tests introduced computer-based versions of proficiency tests for English as a foreign language. Around the same time, many institutions began to offer Web-based tests for particular language courses and classes. These two phenomena have greatly added to the momentum of work in computer-assisted testing and mean that assessment through computer technology is becoming a fact for language learners in educational settings and therefore for teachers and researchers.
- Provides an overview of the work in this field.
- Includes an evaluation of examples of assessment though computer technology.
- Provides language teachers and researchers with practical guidelines for implementation.
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