Classroom Achievement Tests: An Essential Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching Processes

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Michael Perrone


Assessment plays a critical role in the field of linguistics, allowing teachers as well as administrators to make important decisions regarding the proficiency, placement, and achievement of second language learners. In addition, assessment can be an invaluable tool in making diagnostic decisions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of particular students. While these types of performance decisions play distinct and crucial roles within language programs, the focus of this article will be on the tests that may be of particular interest to many L2 classroom teachers, i.e., achievement tests.

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