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A History of Foreign Language Testing in the United States David Patrick Barnwell

A History of Foreign Language Testing in the United States

David Patrick Barnwell

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780927534598
Paperback
216 pages
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The first comprehensive treatment of how foreign language testing has evolved during the past one hundred-plus years into the complex, heterogeneous field it represents today. Providing an in-depth historical understanding of the subject, the authorMoreThe first comprehensive treatment of how foreign language testing has evolved during the past one hundred-plus years into the complex, heterogeneous field it represents today. Providing an in-depth historical understanding of the subject, the author charts the evolution of language testing from its earliest existence as a coherent activity in the final years of the nineteenth century to its current status as a legitimate focus for specialization and inquiry. He also suggests future directions in the field such as computer-assisted testing. This volume will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in such fields as applied linguistics, educational measurement and psychometrics, language teacher training, bilinguialism / multiculturalism, and bilingual education.