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Results of a Self-administered C-Test

Results of a Self-administered C-Test

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Foreign language departments with the goal of advanced literacy require optimizing student learning, especially at the initial stages of the program. Current practices for admission and placement mainly rely on students’ grades from previous studies, which may be the main reason why intra-group language proficiency often varies dramatically. One es...

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... The C-Test construct is designed to measure general lan- guage proficiency (see sec. 3). Its output can take the form of an absolute statement (see Figure 3: Results of a Self-administered C-Test in sec. 4) or a list that ranks candidates hierarchically in relation to their respec- tive results. ...

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... As for the purpose of C-tests, they are considered to be particularly useful in situations where selection or placement decisions need to be made (e.g. Mozgalina & Ryshina-Pankova, 2015;Norris, 2006;Odendahl, 2019). ...
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