1. Nurhayati

2. Suhaemi

3. Anifah

4. Ratu

5. Joko

There are five principles in testing using CALL:

1. Interactivity (feedback and instruction) = delivered by Nurhayati

2. Usability (flexibility) = delivered by Suhemi

3. Content appropriateness =delivered by Ratu

4. Effectiveness =delivered by Anifah

5. Performance (Attractiveness) =delivered by Joko

I. Interactivity (feedback and instruction)

There are advantages and disadvantages in assessing or testing language by CALL.


1. Instantly: in assessing language using this kind of program if the students make a mistake it can directly give the right answer so the effect of feedback is to develop a sense of what is linguistically correct.

2. In a non judgmental way: if using CALL in assessing language students feel free of judgment because only him/herself know about the mistakes and he/she can directly look at the right answer and the explanation.


1. Time consuming; actually it is possible to provide detailed, comprehensive feedback but it takes a long time to prepare and to assess.

II. Usability (flexibility)

Students easy to do the test every time and anytime they want without afraid of shy to face teacher directly or classmate, and the students more enjoy doing the test.

III. Content appropriateness

By using CALL teacher can use appropriate test and directly check the answer if the student copy it from their friends or from the others source, teacher can detect the plagiarism. Teacher can get the appropriate time or real time how long the students do the test.

IV. Effectiveness

The effectiveness of any test can be measured by these criteria as follows:

1. Validity: a test is valid if:

a. it tests what it is supposed to test

b. It produces similar results to some other measure-that is if we can show that test A gives us the same kind of results as test B (or some other test)

c. A test is only valid is there is validity in the way it is marked.

d. A particular kind of validity that concerns most test designers is face validity. This means that the test should look, on the face of it, as if it is valid

2. Reliability: a good test should give consistent results. For example, if the same group of students took the same test twice within two days-without reflecting on the first before they sat it again- they should get the same results on each occasion. If they took another similar test, the results should be consistent.

V. Performance (Attractiveness)

1. Presentation: by using CALL in assessing language learning how to make a good presentation can make the students enjoy in doing testing.

2. Layout of the screen:

3. Color:

4. Illustration:


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