Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

This second volume in the Studies in Language Testing series is based on research carried out for Volume 1.

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

This second volume in the Studies in Language Testing series is based on research carried out for Volume 1. It investigates the influence of test-taker characteristics on test performance in tests of English as a foreign language by exploring the structural relationships among these two groups of variables. The investigation was carried out in the context of constructing a theory of construct validity of EFL performance by finding explanations for individual differences among test-takers whose characteristics influence their performance. The study involved modeling data from 985 subjects from eight countries grouped into two native-language groups, the Non Indo-European group and Indo-European group. The measures of EFL test performance were the First Certificate in English, the TOEFL, the SPEAK, and the Test of English Writing.

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

This book investigates the influence of test taker characteristics on performance in tests of English as a foreign language by exploring the relationships between these two groups of variables.

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

Test Taker Characteristics and Test Performance

This book investigates the influence of test taker characteristics on performance in tests of English as a foreign language by exploring the relationships between these two groups of variables. Data from a test taker questionnaire and performance on the First Certificate in English (FCE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) were used for the study. The research was conducted in a construct validation context and aimed to increase our understanding of the individual differences among test takers that influence their test performance. The application of a structural modeling approach to investigate the influence of test taker characteristics on test performance makes this study a valuable contribution to language testing research. As such, it will be of considerable relevance to academic researchers and graduate students in the field of language testing and assessment, as well as to others interested in second language acquisition and learning.

Language Testing in Practice

Thus we need to manage the effects of these characteristics on test performance . Describing the characteristics of test takers guides subsequent steps in test development by making explicit those test taker characteristics that may ...

Language Testing in Practice

Language Testing in Practice

This book relates language testing practice to current views of communicative language teaching and testing. It builds on the theoretical background expounded in Bachman's Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing and examines the design, planning, and organization of tests. The book is divided into three sections which discuss 1) objectives and expectations, the context of language testing, and the abilities to be tested; 2) the process of test development, including blueprints, resources, operationalization, and scoring methods; and 3) ten examples which illustrate the principles discussed in Parts One and Two.

European Language Testing in a Global Context

test. performance. 5. James E. Purpura Teachers College, Columbia University ... Similarly, it has been shown that certain test-taker characteristics, apart from that of communicative language ability, may also influence the degree to ...

European Language Testing in a Global Context

European Language Testing in a Global Context

The conference papers presented in ths volume represent a small subset of the many excellent presentations made at that event.

Der C Test Beitr ge aus der aktuellen Forschung

Psychometric rivalry : The C - test and the cloze test interacting with test takers ' characteristics Esmat Babaii ... which they can predict test - takers ' performance on other standardized language proficiency tests like the TOEFL .

Der C Test  Beitr  ge aus der aktuellen Forschung

Der C Test Beitr ge aus der aktuellen Forschung

C-Tests bestehen aus mehreren kurzen Texten, in denen fehlende Wortteile zu rekonstruieren sind. C-Tests haben hervorragende psychometrische Eigenschaften und werden in einer Vielzahl von Kontexten zur validen und ökonomischen Messung allgemeiner Sprachkompetenz eingesetzt. Dieser Sammelband illustriert den aktuellen Stand der C-Test-Forschung - mit einem Schwerpunkt auf folgenden Aspekten: Validität von C-Tests; Rasch-Modelle für C-Test-Daten; Zuordnung von C-Test-Ergebnissen zum Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmen für Sprachen. C-Tests consist of several short texts in which the missing parts of words have to be reconstructed. C-Tests have excellent psychometric properties and are used in many contexts as valid and economical tests of general language proficiency. This collection of papers illustrates the state of the art of C-Test research, with a special focus on the following issues: validity of C-Tests; Rasch measurement models for C-Test data; relating C-Test results to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learner Strategy Use and Performance on Language Tests

Test - taker characteristics Bachman ( 1990 ) and Bachman and Palmer ( 1996 ) mention test - taker characteristics as one of the four categories of factors that influence performance on test scores and that generate sources of variation ...

Learner Strategy Use and Performance on Language Tests

Learner Strategy Use and Performance on Language Tests

This book investigates the relationships between learner strategy use and performance.

Examining Listening

However, it is important to be aware that it is not possible to 'factor out' all effects of test taker characteristics on performance entirely; the best that test developers can do is to consider the context of the test and the target ...

Examining Listening

Examining Listening

This volume examines the nature of second language listening proficiency and how it can be assessed. The book highlights the need for test developers to provide a clear explication of the ability constructs which underpin the tests they offer in the public domain. This is increasingly necessary if claims about the validity of test score interpretation and use are to be supported both logically and with empirical evidence. It operationalises a comprehensive test validation framework which adopts a socio-cognitive perspective. The framework embraces six core components, examining and then analysing Cambridge ESOL listening tasks from the following perspectives: Test Taker; Cognitive Validity; Context Validity; Scoring Validity; Criterion-related Validity; and Consequential Validity.

Rating EFL Written Performance

Test-Taker. Characteristics. As tests elicit a sample of language ability on a particular occasion, test-takers' behaviour, mood at the time of the test and their attitude towards a testing situation determines the performance on the ...

Rating EFL Written Performance

Rating EFL Written Performance

This book aims to provide an insight into rating processes, while assessing English language learners’ written performance with think aloud protocol analysis. 37 teacher trainees assessed the same ten scripts. They received training in written performance assessment and rated the benchmarked scripts. They audio-recorded their thinking processes and produced protocols, which serve as a basis to follow raters’ thinking during rating.

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