AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

The adaptation of language testing models to national testing of school graduates in Nepal : processes, problems and emerging issues

by Ram Ashish Giri

Institution: Victoria University of Technology
Department: School of Education
Year: 2005
Keywords: 1303 Specialist Studies in Education; School of Education
Record ID: 1041549
Full text PDF: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15597/


The school education system in Nepal is chronically under-resourced, severely lacking in infrastructure and school teachers are often untrained and demoralised. The isolation of remote areas in the mountainous terrain, the effects of a ten-year civil war, and a culture impregnated with respect for traditional hierarchical, rule- and memory-based modes of instruction exacerbate this situation. This research is a study of the current SLC English test and how it may be adapted to better suit the testing and educational needs of secondary school education in Nepal. Further, it makes a contribution to knowledge about how ESL/EFL language tests may be adapted and applied in order to meet the system-wide needs for EFL testing in developing countries more generally.