Developing Assessment Resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages

Presented at: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2012

The presentation describes the methodology for the development of a Mandarin Chinese speaking test, a self-access rater training program for Arabic instructors, and an online database of foreign language tests with a companion tutorial about test selection. The presentation will address the application of this methodology to other projects to support foreign language assessment and the importance of assessment for language program improvement and advocacy.