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Rating Scales for Language Tests

  1. Carolyn E. Turner

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1045

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Turner, C. E. 2012. Rating Scales for Language Tests. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The interest in the quality of language ability in educational, professional, and research contexts has evolved over the last three decades.


  • assessment;
  • empirically based scales;
  • holistic/analytic scales;
  • proficiency scales;
  • rating scales;
  • scoring rubrics