Resource Center Testing
The future of foreign language assessment is proficiency-based testing designed to monitor inter-language development across language courses. Such assessments as the Avant computer-based second language proficiency test are frequently administered here on campus. Interested students should contact Blythe Milbury-Steen for more information and examination scheduling. The administration of proficiency testing online for specific courses via the Canvas learning management system enhances the testing experience for students by creating a multimedia environment that more fully contextualizes assessment tasks and provides rapid assessment results for large numbers of students. Nowhere is language testing online better supported than at the Language Resource Center offering simplified diacritic support, Cyrillic and Arabic character production and Japanese and Chinese character generation in a quiet and individualized workstation environment that is perfect for online testing.