Developing Communicative Language Test for Vocational Senior High School

Andri Defrioka


This paper is aimed at revealing the role of communicative language test n enabling and measuring student’s English achievement at Vocational School (SMK). Its coverage will be the considerations and procedures to construct communicative language test. This test is intended to be a measure of how the testees are able to use language in real life situations. There are several models of communicative competence, grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, discourse competence, and strategic competence. This test has three steps; identifying objectives, developing the test, specification, and developing the communicative test.


Key Words: Communicative test, vocational school, linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse, strategic,

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Lingua Didaktika (Printed ISSN 1979-0457 and online ISSN 2541-0075) published by English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia in collaboration with Indonesian English Teachers Association (IETA).

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