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WORKSHOP: Testing in the Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum: Proficiency, Achievement and Prochievement Testing

Benjamin Rifkin, of Temple University, will explain the differences among three approaches to testing (Proficiency Achievement and Proachievement) with illustrations from well-known texts in American English.

Monday, October 22, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

He will then lead workshop participants through a process of test item development in accordance with principles of prochievements testing on the assumption of commonly understood concepts and texts for participants from diverse language backgrounds.


Participants will explore testing at several levels, in different modalities, and for a range of purpose, and will consider the information that testing provides instructors as well as the impact of testing on the curriculum at the course level and beyond.

Benjamin Rifkin is Professor of Russian and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in the college of liberal arts at Temple University, Philadelphia. His most recent publication, co-authored with Olga Kagan and Anna Yatsenko, is Advanced Russian Through History (Yale University Press), a book for advanced students of Russian.

Parking available in Structure 3 for $8.00

Cost : Free and Open to the Public


Download file: Rifkin.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for World Languages

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