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an in-depth historical understanding of the subject, the author
charts the evolution of language testing from its earliest existence
as a coherent activity almost a century ago to its current status.
He also suggests future directions in the field including computer-assisted
testing, testing for special purposes, and evaluating the Spanish
proficiency of the millions of U.S. Hispanic citizens. A
History of Foreign Language Testing in the United States
will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in such fields
as applied linguistics, educational measurement and psychometrics,
language teacher training, bilingualism/multiculturalism, and bilingual
Patrick Barnwell is a professor at South Carolina State University.