Types of Tests
Robbie Liza E.
Caytiles
Why do we need tests?
Test scores educational decisions
inference
Test scores performance/ true ability
Types of tests (purposes)
• Proficiency tests
• Diagnostic tests
• Placement tests
• Achievement tests
• Aptitude tests
Proficiency tests
•  A proficiency test is not intended to be limited to
any one course, curriculum, or single skill in th...
Diagnostic tests
• A diagnostic test is designed to diagnose a particular
aspect of a particular language.
• A diagnostic ...
Placement tests
• Place­ment tests whose purpose is to place a student in
a particular level or section of a language curr...
Achievement Tests
• An achievement test is related directly to classroom 
lessons, units, or even a total curriculum.
•  A...
Aptitude Tests
• A foreign language aptitude test is designed to measure 
a person's capacity or general ability to learn ...
Resources:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClHbReokk4I
• http://edglossary.org/proficiency/
• http://www.powershow.com/v...
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  • 1. Types of Tests Robbie Liza E. Caytiles
  • 2. Why do we need tests? Test scores educational decisions inference Test scores performance/ true ability
  • 3. Types of tests (purposes) • Proficiency tests • Diagnostic tests • Placement tests • Achievement tests • Aptitude tests
  • 4. Proficiency tests •  A proficiency test is not intended to be limited to any one course, curriculum, or single skill in the language. • Proficiency tests have traditionally consisted of standardized multi­ple­choice items on grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, aural comprehension, and sometimes of a sample of writing.
  • 5. Diagnostic tests • A diagnostic test is designed to diagnose a particular aspect of a particular language. • A diagnostic test in pronunciation might have the purpose of deter­mining which particular phonological features of the language pose difficulty for a learner. • Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. • To benefit future instruction.
  • 6. Placement tests • Place­ment tests whose purpose is to place a student in a particular level or section of a language curriculum or school. • A placement test typically includes a sam­pling of material to be covered in the curriculum (that is, it has content valid­ity), and it thereby provides an indication of the point at which the student will find a level or class to be neither too easy nor too difficult but to be appro­ priately challenging.
  • 7. Achievement Tests • An achievement test is related directly to classroom  lessons, units, or even a total curriculum. •  Achievement tests are limited to particular material  covered in a curriculum within a particular time frame.
  • 8. Aptitude Tests • A foreign language aptitude test is designed to measure  a person's capacity or general ability to learn a foreign  language and to be successful in that undertaking.  • Aptitude tests are considered to be independent of a par­ ticular foreign language, predicting success in the  acquisition of any foreign language.  • To predictpredict a person’s future success in learning a (any)  foreign language and is taken before actual learning.
  • 9. Resources: • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClHbReokk4I • http://edglossary.org/proficiency/ • http://www.powershow.com/view/1ca479  ZjQ1N/Types_of_Tests_powerpoint_ppt_presentation • http://cbse.nic.in/curric~1/proftest2011/sqp_proftest_english_x. pdf • http://www.iearnpk.org/P4L­YES/english_diagnostic_test.htm • http://webs.purduecal.edu/testing­center/placement­ testing/sample­english­placement­test/ • http://books.tamilcube.com/career/aptitude­test/verbal­ ability/verbal­ability­001.aspx •  http://adf.ly/2028014/int/http://coolteacher28.blogspot.com/201 2/08/reviewer­for­national­achievement.html