The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Welcome to the Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. This site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993.
For other Shakespeare resources, visit the Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet Web site.
The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain.
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These might include : textbook, novel, magazine, newspaper, (tabloid or quality), academic journal, letter, timetable, poem, etc. test designers should know how best to describe the text types for their particular purposes. How they do it is less important than the thoroughness with which they identify relevant types of text.
c.       Addressees
These will obviously be related to text types, and it may not be necessary to specify further : for example we know the intended audience for quality newspaper. But textbooks, for instance, could be for school children or university student.
d.      Topic
It may often be appropriate to indicate the range of topic in only very general term.
2.      Setting Criterial Levels of Performance
In norm-references testing our interesting is in seeing how candidates perform by comparison with each other. A candidate should be expected, in principle, to score 100 per cent. But, since we know human performance is not reliable, we can set the actual cutting point rather lower, say at 80 per cent level. In order to distinguish between candidates of different levels of ability, more than one test will be required.
B.     Setting The Tasks
1.      Selecting Texts
Here are some ways for selecting texts
-          try to select as representation a sample as possible
-          include as many passage as possible
-          to test scanning, look for passages which contain plenty of discrete piece of information
-          choose texts which will interest candidates
-          avoid texts made up of information which may be part of candidates’ general knowledge.
-          Do not choose texts which are too culturally laden
-          Do not use texts which student s have already read.
2.      Writing Items
a.      Possible Technique
-          Multiple Choice
A multiple choice test item is usually set out in such a way that the candidates is required to select the answer from a number of given option, only one of which is correct.
Example :

On the Beach
            Amir and Bima are SMP students. They live in Bandung. They usually go to the beach during the holidays, they can choose one from many beautiful beaches in Indonesia.
1.      What are Amir and Bima?
a. Teachers                                    c. SMP students
b. Customers                                 d. SMA students
the correct answer is “C”. It’s called by Multiple Choice test.
-          Unique Answer
-          Short Answer
-          Guided Short Answer
-          Summary Cloze
-          Information Transfer.


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