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Uses of Language Assessments

  1. Annie Brown

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1237

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Brown, A. 2012. Uses of Language Assessments. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Language tests are used in many contexts and for many purposes. Language test scores are used to make many types of decision about people and programs.


  • applied ethics;
  • assessment methods in applied linguistics;
  • assessment