Cases of the use of tests
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book message conveyed not interpreted in anarchistic terms. It testing requires shared authority, collaboration, involvement of different stakeholders - test takers included, meeting the various criteria of validity. It shows language tests, like languages, provides a reflection, a mirror, of the complexities and power struggles of society. The book argues the crossroads of many conflicts and studied, protected and guarded as part of the process of preserving and perpetuating democratic cultures, values and ethics, the quality of learning. It explains an important challenge for language testers, applied linguists and policy researchers in the years to come. The view builds on the true power of tests, offering pedagogical benefits in a form of feedback, leading to more effective learning and teaching. Madaus states not see an end in sight to the rule of testing.