ASTM F2889 - 11(2020) - Standard Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency

ASTM F2889 - 11(2020)

Standard Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency

Status : Current   Published : April 2020



1.1  Purpose—This practice describes best practices for the development and use of language tests in the modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing for assessing ability in accordance with the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 2 scale. This practice focuses on testing language proficiency in use of language for communicative purposes.

1.2  Limitations—This practice is not intended to address testing and test development in the following specialized areas: Translation, Interpretation, Audio Translation, Transcription, other job-specific language performance tests, or Diagnostic Assessment.

1.2.1 Tests developed under this practice should not be used to address any of the above excluded purposes (for example, diagnostics).

1.3  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM F2889 - 11(2020)
TitleStandard Practice for Assessing Language Proficiency
Publication Date01 April 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors foreign language, ILR scale, Interagency Language Roundtable scale, proficiency
File Size248 KB

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