Module 2: Practicality (screen 2 of 4)
Methods of Testing

Language tests offer you many choices in test administration, test format, materials, scoring method, and test items.  Which options best fit your students, your resources, and your reasons for testing?

Let’s begin by exploring some of the aspects of testing methods.  Read the list below of factors to consider when thinking about test methods.  Then click here or on the link in the column to the right to see the expanded checklist of test methods (Bachman, 1990; Bachman & Palmer, 1996).

  1. Test administration

  2. Input

  3. Scoring process

  4. Scoring method

  5. Response type



Click here


for the Test Methods Checklist.