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Foreign Language Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation

Foreign language (FL) educators are asked to engage in evaluation of many kinds and for many reasons, such as traditional program reviews...

Foreign Language Program Evaluation

College and university foreign language (FL) programs are asked to engage in evaluation of many kinds and for many reasons, such as trad...

Issues in Placement

This testing project involves the development of a manual of best practices in placement in modern language programs. The focus is placed...

Elicited Imitation as an Oral Proficiency Measure

This project will develop elicited imitation, sometimes referred to as "sentence repetition," as a standardized measurement instrument of...

Computer-based Tests for Less Commonly Taught Languages

James Dean Brown ThomHudson The goal of this project is to develop computer-based tests (CBTs) for less commonly taught languages, with ...

Performance and Portfolio Assessment

The purpose of this project is to develop alternative methods of language testing that will be appropriate for assessing communicative an...

Computerized Testing Protocol for Mandarin Chinese

Professor Tao-Chung (Ted) Yao was hired at the University of Hawai‘i in 1995 to serve as the overall language program coordinator for the...

Assessment of Cross-cultural Pragmatics

There are numerous existing methods for measuring grammatical and textual competence (syntax, vocabulary, cohesion, etc.), but no general...