n Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig - Finding the right measure : from blueprint to specification to item type
|Article Title||Finding the right measure : from blueprint to specification to item type|
|© Publisher:||South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT)|
|Journal||Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig|
|Author||Tobie Van Dyk and Albert Weideman|
|Publication Date||Jun 2004|
|Pages||15 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Language testing, Task types, Test construction and Test specifications|
One of the important challenges of test design and construction is to align the blueprint of a test and the specifications that flow from it with the task types that are selected to measure the language ability described in the blueprint. This article examines a number of such task types and their alignment with the blueprint of a particular test of academic literacy. In particular, we consider a reconceptualisation of one traditional task type that has been utilised in some pilot tests. Its modification, problems, and potential value and future application are examined.
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