Testing methods, testing consequences: Are they ethical? are they fair?

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Abstract

Language tests employing methods which are not fair to all test takers are unethi cal. Equally, uses of language tests which aim to exercise control and manipulate stakeholders rather than provide information regarding proficiency levels are also unethical. Ways of reducing these sources of unfairness are discussed and language testers are urged to exercise vigilance at all times to ensure that the tests they develop are democratic and fair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-349
Number of pages10
JournalLanguage Testing
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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