Language assessment in the Middle East and North Africa: An Introduction

  • Atta Gebril The American University in Cairo
  • Sahbi Hidri Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract

Assessment in language programs has constantly received substantial attention by different stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) given the dependence on examinations in various instructional settings in this context. Research (e.g., Gebril & Hozayen, 2014) has shown language assessment being used for a wide range of purposes including screening, admission, scholarship selection, placement, and program exit. National assessment centers have also contributed to testing practices in public schools in the MENA countries.
Published
Jul 15, 2019
How to Cite
GEBRIL, Atta; HIDRI, Sahbi. Language assessment in the Middle East and North Africa: An Introduction. Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. i-iv, july 2019. ISSN 2490-4198. Available at: <http://arjals.com/index.php/Arab_Journal_Applied_Linguistics/article/view/201>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2021.