Aktuelle Tendenzen / Current Trends
C-Tests consist of several short texts in which the missing parts of words have to be reconstructed. C-Tests have excellent psychometric properties and are used in many contexts as economical tests of language proficiency. This collection of papers illustrates the state of the art of C-Test research. It focuses on face validity and washback of C-Tests, C-Test performance and intelligence, C-Tests as screening devices for TestDaF and SIMTEST, ROC analyses for relating C-Test scores to the CEFR as well as use of C-tests in the classroom. A special feature of the volume is the editor’s comprehensive C-Test bibliography.
Der C-Test: Aktuelle Tendenzen. Einleitung und Übersicht über den Band
This introductory chapter describes the contents and the structure of present anthology. To this end, it first outlines some current trends in C-Test research. Subsequently, it gives a general overview of the issues dealt with and the methods used. It then describes the contents of each chapter at some length, making an attempt to also establish relationships among the chapters and to provide the reader with some additional references to the pertinent literature.