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Title: Assessing Language Using Computer Technology
Author: Dan Douglas
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Institution: Iowa State University
Author: Volker Hegelheimer
Institution: Iowa State University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Abstract: In this article, we propose to follow up on the most recent ARAL survey article on trends in computer-based second language assessment (Jamieson, 2005) and review developments in the use of technology in the creation, delivery, and scoring of language tests. We will discuss the promise and threats associated with computer-based language testing, including the language construct in relation to computer-based delivery and response technologies; computer-based authoring options; current developments; scoring, feedback, and reporting systems; and validation issues.


This article appears IN Annual Review of Applied Linguistics Vol. 27, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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