Types of Tests Essay

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English Department Research Paper Types of Tests Used in English Language Table of Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………........................1 Chapter 1 What is test?……………………………………………………………………………………2 Chapter 2 Inaccurate tests…………………………….....…………………………………………….3 Validity……………………………………..……..……………………………………………..3 Reliability……………………………………….…………………………………………….…4 Types of tests Chapter 3 Diagnostic tests………………………………………..……….………………………..….5 Placement tests……………………………………..…...…………………………..…….6 Achievement tests…………………………..…………..……………………………..….7 Proficiency tests……………………………….………………………………..…………..8 Ways of testing Chapter 4 Direct and Indirect testing…..…………………………………………………..…....9 Discrete point and integrative testing……………………………………….…..10 Criterion-refernced and Norm-referenced testing………………….…..…10 Objective and Subjective testing...……………..……………………….…...…..11 Communicative language testing……………………….……………………….…11 Table of Contents Testing the Language Skills Chapter 5 Multiple choice tests……………………………………………………………..………12 Short answer tests…………………………………………………………………………12 The Cloze tests and Gap-filling tests………………….…………………………..13 True/false items…………………………….………………………………………………13 Dictation…………………………………………….………………………………………...14 Testing Grammar through Error-recognition Items……………….……….14 Free Writing……………………………………….…………………………………….……15 Conclusions…………………….…………………………………………………….….…...16 Bibliography Introduction Among all words used in a classroom there is the only word that usually makes the students shudder“test”. There is hardly a person who would claim that favours tests and finds them very motivating. However, tests cannot be avoided completely, for they are
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