S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 29 Number 1/4 (1993)
외국어능력 검정시험 개발 모델
A Model of Foreign Language Proficiency Test Development
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.29 No.3, pp. 383-425
- In globally competitive modern societies where a good command of foreign
language is considered a prerequisite, it is increasingly important to develop a valid tool by which to measure language proficiency from the perspective of criterion-reference as well as norm-reference. It should be pointed out, however, that the commercially available language test batteries have been lacking in sound framework of language test development. Hence, they have failed not only to fulfil the rigorous criteria of language testing theories but also to meet the social expectation of valid measurement process.
The present study presents a desirable model intended to develop valid and reliable measures to be employed by Seoul National University Language Research Institute. The pilot tests developed on the basis of this framework will go through systematic process of content, criterion-related and construct validation in further studies.
This paper deals with the basic concepts of communicative language ability components and language testing. Thereafter it elaborates on some key issues of the fundamental considerations of Test Method Facets (TMF; Bachman, 1990) in terms of test contents, and tasks. Finally, it provides the example question items pertaining to each task category.