Testing Terminology Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests terms in the TEFL Glossary related to testing and evaluating language learners.

1. A standardized test that measures a learner's ability to acquire knowledge and skills is

an aptitude test
a placement test
a TOEFL test
a) an aptitude test b) a placement test c) a TOEFL test

2. A test that helps determine the language level of learners so each is placed in a class for their own level is

an aptitude test
a placement test
a TOEFL test
a) an aptitude test b) a placement test c) a TOEFL test

3. Which test is sometimes used as an entrance prerequisite for post-secondary education in the USA?

an aptitude test
a placement test
a TOEFL test
a) an aptitude test b) a placement test c) a TOEFL test

4. Which phrase can be used to refer to how quickly a learner is acquiring language skills?

peer evaluation
grading rubric
rate of acquisition
a) peer evaluation b) grading rubric c) rate of acquisition

5. A test of the ability to use and understand appropriate language for different social situations is a test of

sociolinguistic competence
surface learning
social acquisition
a) sociolinguistic competence b) surface learning c) social acquisition

6. If a placement test reveals that a learner's level is between beginner and advanced, they should study in a class for _______ learners.

elementary
intermediate
advanced
a) elementary b) intermediate c) advanced

7. If learners are assigning marks or providing feedback to other learners, they're engaging in

feedback tests
peer evaluation
aptitude testing
a) feedback tests b) peer evaluation c) aptitude testing

8. A "grading rubric" is a summary of criteria you can use to _______ your students' levels of achievement.

assign
acquire
assess
a) assign b) acquire c) assess

9. The memorizing of facts solely for the purpose of passing an exam is called

bottom up learning
surface learning
deep learning
a) bottom up learning b) surface learning c) deep learning

10. The acronym TOEIC stands for "Test of English for _______ Communication".

International
Intermediate
Interpersonal
a) International b) Intermediate c) Interpersonal

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