Computer-based Tests for Less Commonly Taught Languages

The 2000 Summer Institute incorporated training in language test construction and evaluation and examined the role of technology in assessment, focusing on web and computer-based testing for less commonly taught languages. Specifically, participants:

  • Developed techniques of test design
  • Focused on multiple test formats
  • Wrote tests for use around the nation
  • Focused on self-assessment, proficiency, achievement
  • Used the WWW as a test dissemination method
  • Learned or developed competence in HTML and selected web editors

The targeted less commonly taught languages were Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog (Filipino), and Vietnamese.