Measuring Students' Level of English Proficiency: Educational Significance and Assessment Requirements

@article{Abedi2008MeasuringSL,
  title={Measuring Students' Level of English Proficiency: Educational Significance and Assessment Requirements},
  author={Jamal Abedi},
  journal={Educational Assessment},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={193 - 214}
}
  • J. Abedi
  • Published 16 October 2008
  • Education
  • Educational Assessment
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