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Name of Test Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery (PLAB)
Languages English
Test Description
Grade Level(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Proficiency Level(s) Beginner
Intended Test Use Placement, Admission, Fulfilling a Requirement, Aptitude
Skills Tested Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Author/Publisher Published originally by The Psychological Corporation. Republished by Language Learning and Testing Foundation, Inc.
Publication Date 1996, 2004
Test Cost
Test Length 50-60 minutes
Test Materials Reusable test booklet, consumable answer sheet (for examinees), consumable performance chart and report to parents, test administrator's manual, audio CD, scoring stencil (for test administrator)
Test Format Selected response--multiple choice
Scoring Method Number correct
Scoring Process Local hand scored
Results Reported Raw score; percentile
Administered By Trained testers, classroom teachers, school administrators
Administered When Prior to foreign language study; at discretion of guidance counselor, school psychologist, or other administrator
Administered How Individually; group
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