Powerful uses of tests
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explains three cases consisted of identical activities to the included in the tests. Such as, the purpose of the test, the format of the test and the skills tested. The Arabic test is a survey test with no consequences for individual students; it cans effects on teachers and schools. The English oral test is an achievement-proficiency test administered on an individual basis with direct consequences, detrimental, for individuals. The format of the test can an effect on anxiety levels and, consequently, on its impact. The Arabic test is a written test administered simultaneously to all students in the country. The English oral test, on the other hand, is administered individually in a face-to-face situation which may increase anxiety levels and consequently its impact. Testing is now commonly used a bureaucratic technique for a host of high stake decisions about individuals and institutions.