S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 36 Number 1/4 (2000)
21세기의 언어테스팅 방식: 컴퓨터 개별 적응 평가와 수행 평가의 발전 전망
Language Testing in the 21st Century: Prospects of Computer Adaptive Testing and Performance Testing
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.36 No.1, pp. 205-241
- With the advent of the new millenium, its more important than ever to be equipped with go여 communication skills to interact successfully with global villagers. As the need to acquire foreign language skills is ever growing
on the part of society as a whole as well as individuals, so is the challenge the discipline of language testing is to meet. In order to look to the future, Ianguage testing, as a frontier of applied linguistics, has been actively incorporating state-of-the-art multimedia technology and measurement theories into new testing methods and scoring schemes, resulting in computer adaptive/based language testing (CAL T).
This sophisticated computer technology was made possible by interdisciplinary research among such major fields of cognitive science as computational linguistics, computer science, and psychology. Among the most noteworthy technology are natural language processing and automatic speech recognition, both of which have a great potential to empower communicative performance testing (focused on production skills) by enhancing practicality and reliability. At this juncture, the present study is intended to overview the current developments of Ianguage testing and to explore its future prospects in terms of applicability of sophisticated computer technology in developing more valid measurement tools based on new test methods and scoring schemes.
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