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Evaluation and testing student testing is a complex and controversial subject among many professionals. While some question the reliability of tests to indicate ability, others see testing as completely necessary. In addition, fairness with testing has long been an issue with students (Alderson, Banarjee 215); however, what constitutes fair and unfair is not a simple matter. This paper will address ethics surrounding language testing as well as the different types of tests. It will also address the different forms and functions of evaluations. All testing requires a judgment on value and thus begs the question: whose values are being represented and served (215)? Researcher Dr. Elana Shohamy argues that tests which contain content or employ methods that are not fair to all the students are not ethical (216). Along with ethical testing, Shohamy is also concerned with the washback of the tests; in other words, how they influence what and how the teacher teaches (214). It can be concluded that esl teachers creating their own tests will need to take extra care in developing fair (and thus ethical) questions and standards for testing a multilingual group in order to adjust the methods and content of their