KAZTEST in Kazakhstan
National Testing Center (NTC) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan organizes KAZTEST. The KAZTEST started in 2006. This test assesses the Kazakh language knowledge of the nationals of Kazakhstan and international students who wish to study in higher education institution in Kazakhstan. This test assesses the written and spoken knowledge of the language. KazTest includes 4 blocks:
- Listening includes dialogues, monologues, and 30 content items;
- Vocabulary-grammatical structure - 70 items to determine the use of grammar, vocabulary;
- Reading-texts of different content and style, includes 50 items;
- Writing is written work such as dictation, exposition, and essay, depending on the level. The number of items varies from 2 to 4.
The main activities of KazTest are the development of test items and their application for testing in order to assess the level of proficiency in the Kazakh language.
For more details see official website of KAZTEST