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Title: CEF Alignment of High-stakes Tests
Submitter: Maarten Hulselmans
Description: Dear Linguist,

There has been a lot of controversy about the CEF alignment of high-stakes
such as TOEFL.

Do you have an opinion on the matter? Do you know of any good
presentations or
publications that address the issue? I have found this presentation by J. de


Do you know of any independent research on the mapping of TOEFL to CEF?

Thank you very much indeed!


Maarten Hulselmans
Date Posted: 15-Jun-2012
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.2747
Posted: 15-Jun-2012

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