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ASTM International - ASTM F2889-11(2020)

Standard Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 24
ICS Code (Education): 03.180
significance And Use:

4.1 Intended Use: 

4.1.1 This practice is intended to serve the language test developer, test provider, and language test user communities in their ability to provide useful, timely,... View More

scope:

1.1 Purpose-This practice describes best practices for the development and use of language tests in the modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing for assessing ability in accordance with the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR)2 scale. This practice focuses on testing language proficiency in use of language for communicative purposes.

1.2 Limitations-This practice is not intended to address testing and test development in the following specialized areas: Translation, Interpretation, Audio Translation, Transcription, other job-specific language performance tests, or Diagnostic Assessment.

1.2.1 Tests developed under this practice should not be used to address any of the above excluded purposes (for example, diagnostics).

1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM F2889-11(2020)
April 1, 2020
Standard Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency
4.1 Intended Use:  4.1.1 This practice is intended to serve the language test developer, test provider, and language test user communities in their ability to provide useful, timely, reliable, and...
May 1, 2011
Standard Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency
Intended Use: This practice is intended to serve the language test developer, test provider, and language test user communities in their ability to provide useful, timely, reliable, and reproducible...
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