Given its charge, the committee specifically focused on possible changes that would address goals for improvement related to the construct assessed by the test, and the reliability and fairness of its scores. The committee also noted potential instructional and practical considerations related to these possible changes.
“In addition to serving as a solid treatise for how to conduct assessment development in general, I believe the report details interesting ideas about the future of language assessment that are useful to other organizations with language testing programs, for both government language testing and the larger community,” noted Dorsey.
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