The Case for a Comprehensive, Four-Skills Assessment of English-Language Proficiency
- Powers, Donald E.
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- R&D Connections, n14, May 2010
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- English Language Learning and Assessment (ELLA) English Proficiency Language Testing Listening Reading Research & Development Division (R&D) Speaking Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Writing
Can a single measure serve as a sufficient proxy for a test taker’s overall proficiency in all modes of communication in English, including listening, reading, writing, and speaking? The 14th issue of R&D Connections explores the arguments in favor of a comprehensive assessment that taps all four language skills.