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Language Test Validation: Selected Procedures Illustrated with ACERT Examples
Language Test Validation: Selected Procedures Illustrated with ACERT Examples

Author(s): Barbara Sawicka
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: relevance; validation; ACERT; test; verification; National Qualification Framework
Summary/Abstract: The introduction of the National Qualification Framework for Higher Education in 2011 required of language teaching centres in Poland to standardise their final examinations to meet the requirements of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (ECTS). In order to meet the restrictions introduced by the new regulations and to ensure the quality of teaching and verification of language skills, in 2011-2014 the Association of Academic Foreign Language Teaching Centres (SERMO) developed the system of verification of language competences ACERT. This examination system is currently in place at four universities and is recognised by thirty-two SERMO language-learning centres. The aim of this article is to present a model of verification of language competences of ACERT, as well as the importance of notions of accuracy and validation in the process of verification of language skills, and to present selected procedures aimed at testing accuracy and thus influencing the verification process. The discussions is accompanied by selected examples from the study on ACERT validation conducted in 2015.

  • Page Range: 135-148
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English