Module 1: Introduction to Test Selection
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Introductory questions

  1. Where do I start when trying to choose a test?
  2. What do I need to consider in selecting a test for my students?
  3. How will I know that a test works for me?

An introduction to the principles of test selection

Module 1 introduces the basics of test selection and outlines some essential vocabulary, including practicality, reliability, validity, and impact.  The module is

an introduction to the tutorial and to key concepts in language testing.


Identify factors in test selection.
check mark Define basic assessment concepts including practicality, reliability, validity, and impact.




Focus On............... Test Selection

You already have information that is valuable in test selection: knowledge of your students, school, and curriculum.  Selecting an appropriate test becomes easier when you also know about language testing.