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Why grammar was tested?

The control of grammatical structure was seen as the very core of language ability

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Why Choose a Grammar test over a Writing test

- Ease for large number of items
- Less limitation for topics, styles, and operations

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Testing grammar and vocabulary
- How to get Positive Backwash

- Don't give too much prominence to grammar components in relation to test skills
- Use for placement tests

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Testing Grammar and Vocabulary
- Proficiency & Diagnostic tests approach

Notional-functional approach

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Test Gramm. & Voc.
- Sampling

- Selecting widely from structure = ++Validity
- Should take most important structures (difficult or not)

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Test Gramm. & Voc.
Items should be written...

- Grammatically correct
- Natural Language

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Possible Techniques
- GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY

- Gap Filling
- Paraphrase
- Completion
- Multiple Choice

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Gramm. & Voc.
Gap Filling technique

- Only one correct response
- Can test variety of structures
- Could provide Word Bank Sheet

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Gramm. & Voc.
- Paraphrase Technique

- Require to write sentence equivalent in meaning
- Give part of paragraph = restrict to grammatical structure tested

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Gramm. & Voc.
COMPLETION technique

- Can Test Variety of Structures
- Help Elicit Specific Structure

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Gramm. & Voc.
- MULTIPLE CHOICE technique

- epistemic use
- discontinuous elements

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Scoring Production Grammar Test

- Be clear on what each item tests
- Award points only for what an item tests
- Scoring Key Carefully Prepared = Valid + Reliable

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Testing Vocabulary
- Why

- Strenght Different than Grammar
- Achievement Test (Predictible+Wanted BACKWASH)
- Diagnostic (not readily apparent)
- Placement Test (prerequisite lexical)

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Vocabulary
- Writing Specifications

- According to Taught
- Grouped in need: Production or Recognition

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Vocabulary
- Sampling

- Words grouped by frequency usefulness

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Vocabulary Recognition Ability
- writing items

Multiple Choice?
- Synonyms (Drawback is the Distractor)
- Definitions (Use Vocabulary in Context)
- Word for context

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Vocabulary PRODUCTION Ability
- writing items

- Pictures (Fill the blank)
- Definitions (not w/ all words)
- Gap Filling (if 2 possible put First Letter)