[Edprof] Editing Tests Needed for Research Study

Gerald Grow ggrow at longleaf.net
Wed Jul 21 17:54:06 PDT 2010

I have the sense that many organizations use multiple-choice grammar 
tests in screening job applicants because grammar is one of the few 
things they can easily test for.

Companies can usually make the argument that grammar is important for the job.

Such scores provide something that looks like an objective measure 
that can be used to eliminate applicants when there are too many good 
ones to distinguish among them easily by other means.

I used to tell students that they were likely to get multiple-choice 
grammar tests as part of their job applications -- and possibly even 
editing tests. It seemed to help focus students' attention on 
learning grammar.

Gerald Grow

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