New Standard for Assessing Language Proficiency
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Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency Is First New Standard From ASTM Committee F43 on Language Services and Products
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 15, 2011—A new ASTM International standard will provide useful, timely, reliable and reproducible tests of language proficiency for general communication purposes. ASTM F2889, Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency, is the first new standard approved by ASTM International Committee F43 on Language Services and Products. The new standard was developed by Subcommittee F43.04 on Language Testing.
ASTM F2889 describes best practices for the development and use of language tests in the modalities of speaking, listening, reading and writing for assessing ability according to the Federal Interagency Language Roundtable scale.
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