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Communicative test evaluation

Accuracy, appropriacy, range, and complexity are the areas that have to be evaluated by the teacher in a communicative test. Below, all these areas are detailed based on the student’s level.


Basic level: No confusing errors lexis and punctuation. Grammar may be shaky but what the candidate writes is intelligible and unambiguous. Orthography may be uncertain.
Intermediate level: Grammatical, lexical, and orthographical accuracy are generally high, though some errors which don’t destroy communication are acceptable. Handwriting is legible without undue effort.
Advance level: Standards of orthography, punctuation, lexis, and grammar are extremely high. Handwriting is easily legible.


Basic level: Use of language is broadly appropriate. The intension of the writing can be perceived without excessive effort. Layout is generally appropriate.
Intermediate level: Use of language is appropriate to function. Some adaptation of style to the particular context is demonstrated. The overall intension of the writer is always clear. Layout is appropriate.
Advance level: Use of language entirely appropriate to context, function, and intention. Layout is consistent and appropriate.


Basic level: Severely limited range of expression. The candidate may have labored to fit what he wanted to say to what he was able to say.
Intermediate level: A fair range of language is available to the candidate. He is able to express himself clearly without distortion.
Advance level: Few limitations on the range of language available to the candidate. No obvious use of avoidance strategies.


Basic level: Text may be simple, showing little development. Simple sentences with little attempt at cohesion are acceptable.
Intermediate level: Text will display simple organization with themes and points linked and related.
Advance level: The candidate demonstrates the ability to produce organized, coherent, and cohesive discourse.

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