The Common Final Test

Thomas Martinek (Corresponding author), Armin Berger

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The Common Final Test (CFT) is a standardised reading and writing test developed at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna and taken by all students at the end of the second semester of Integrated Language and Study Skills (ILSS, see Martinek & Savukova, this volume ). A first version of the CFT was introduced in tandem with the implementation of new curricula and course designs in the English Language Competence (ELC) programme in the winter semester 2002/03.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping advanced English language competence
Subtitle of host publicationA research-informed approach at tertiary level
EditorsArmin Berger, Helen Heaney, Pia Resnik, Angelika Rieder-Bünemann, Galina Savukova
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-79241-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

SeriesEnglish Language Education

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 602007 Applied linguistics
  • 602008 English studies
  • 503007 Didactics


  • Achievement test
  • Proficiency test
  • Test development and validation
  • Testing academic reading
  • Testing academic writing

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