Computer-based Tests for Less Commonly Taught Languages (2000)

June 12-23, 2000

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.