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    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
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IJLLL 2024 Vol.10(1): 70-74
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2024.10.1.487

CRT: A Better Solution of Bilingual Assessments

Hengxi Wang
School of Education, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
Email: hengxi.wang@unsw.edu.au

Manuscript received August 15; revised October 5; accepted November 17, 2023; published February 8, 2024

Abstract—This research paper argues that Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRT) are more appropriate for language assessment than Norm-Referenced Tests (NRT). While both types of standardized assessments are widely used, CRT is becoming increasingly popular in bilingual assessment due to its ability to provide meaningful information about what learners can do with the language. The paper is divided into three parts. The first part explains concepts concerning criterion-referenced testing and its critical differences with NRT. The second part elaborates on the validity, reliability, and practicality of CRTs, with examples. The final part focuses on the benefits and difficulties of implementing CRT in Chinese universities. Overall, the paper highlights the advantages of using CRT for language assessment and emphasizes its suitability for assessing second language ability.

Keywords—TESOL, language assessment


Cite:Hengxi Wang, "CRT: A Better Solution of Bilingual Assessments," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 70-74, 2024.

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