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

    • June 12-23, 2000
    • Director(s): Thom Hudson, Department of English as a Second Language, UH Mānoa
    • Facilitator(s):

      Carsten Roever, Department of English as a Second Language, UH Mānoa Siwon Park, Department of English as a Second Language, UH Mānoa

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    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.