The JSC english language examination in Bangladesh: is it actually testing learners’ language skills
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Language tests have been a matter of concern in a country like Bangladesh where English is taught in isolation. The high stake tests tend to test language items discreetly without considering content embedded language testing. The JSC English examination is also following the decade-old trend which has various impacts on young learners’ language learning. The survey shows that the conventional testing system emphasizes writing and reading test abandoning the listening and speaking skills. For this reason, students lack communicative competence and face trouble in their future education. Hence, in the following dissertation, various discrepancy of JSC English examination has been closely examined by surveying both students and teachers and incorporated their opinion to give an exquisite insight from their perspectives. Also, this study could be further expanded by addressing other stakeholders for making it more dynamic and for bringing revolutionary changes in the near future to fulfill learners’ need in terms of language learning.