history of foreign language testing in the United States from its beginnings to the present by David Patrick Barnwell

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Published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe in Tempe, Ariz .

Written in English

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  • Language and languages -- Ability testing -- United States -- History.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-216).

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StatementDavid Patrick Barnwell.
LC ClassificationsP53.4 .B37 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 216 p. ;
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL989775M
ISBN 100927534592
LC Control Number96028087

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