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Topic 1:Best Practices in TestingThis module defines and provides examples of placement tests, proficiency tests, and progress tests that are used in the world of EFL. You may have taken a high-stakes examination, such as IELTS. If not, you have taken other examinations, such as SAT, thathad impact on your future. You have been tested in each grade and course, so you have a lifetime of pertinent knowledge. Reflect on your experiences with test taking. Combine the information on testing contained in this module with your own experience and reasoned opinions. Within your essay, address the following points, but you are not limited to them.Fairness – Have you experienced testing that seemed unfair? Describe the situation. Contrast it with testing that seemed fair to you. Describe the methods you will use to prevent unfair testing for your students.Validity – A valid test measures what is designed to measure. Have you experienced testing that seemed invalid because your abilities were not accurately measured? Describe the situation. Contrast it with testing that seemed valid to you. Describe the methods you will use to prevent invalid testing for your students.

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