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Question types in english language diagnostic testing

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posted on 01.12.2009 by Mary McGee Wood, John Morley
English language proficiency testing, like large-scale testing in many other domains, often uses multiple-choice questions, to exploit the efficiency of automatic marking. An experiment supplementing established mcq tests with very short free-text answer questions in English diagnostic testing has shown that the latter are better discriminators at the lower end of student ability. Although not economic with paper-based marking on a large scale, the Assess By Computer e-assessment software offers marking options for such answers which make constructed-answer tests a realistic option.
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WOOD, M. and MORLEY, J., 2008. Question types in english language diagnostic testing. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 12th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference : Proceedings of the Conference on 8th and 9th July 2008 at Loughborough University. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 387-398

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© Loughborough University

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2008

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This is a conference paper

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0953957276

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