A Status Quo Study of Using Computer Technology for Language Testing

언어평가에 대한 컴퓨터 기술의 활용방안

  • Published : 2003.12.01


The purpose of this study is to investigate into the various ways that the computer technology is used for language testing. Three uses of computer technology are mentioned: 1) computer-adaptive language testing and computer-based language testing, 2) the scoring of performance-based language assessment, and 3) the development and use of psychometric tools for analyzing the scoring results. Although the various uses of computer technology could provide expanded possibilities for language testing development, the developers should be reminded that they are currently subject to indepth research which could support their validity. In this regard, the advantages and limitations of some uses of computer technology for language testing are discussed.