A Model of Proficiency-Based Oral Achievement Testing for Elementary Arabic


  • Raji M. Rammuny

    1. University of Michigan
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      Raji M. Rammuny (Ph.D., The University of Michigan) is a Professor of Arabic at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to provide a description of a proposed proficiency-based oral achievement test for elementary Arabic instruction. It begins with background information about the materials used for elementary Arabic at the University of Michigan, the rationale for testing oral skills at this level, and a brief description of the types of oral testing of Arabic that have been attempted during the past two years. The major part of this article provides a detailed description of the proficiency-based oral achievement test including its format, scoring procedure, administration, and implications. Included are a test facsimile and sample items.