Development and Validation of an ESL Diagnostic Reading-to-write Test: An Effect-driven Approach

Development and Validation of an ESL Diagnostic Reading-to-write Test: An Effect-driven Approach

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Multiple perspectives and the evidence observed during the validation process not only strengthened validity arguments, but also enhanced understanding of the complexity of test effects. In addition to the supporting evidence, however, some factors that might mediate the achievement of the intended effects were observed. The observation of the mediating factors, such as diverse needs for a diagnostic test and various meanings of test effects among different users, suggested the importance of a systematic research design and careful interpretations of effects in a positive washback study.study examined studentsa#39; test scores, worksheets, and their responses to worksheet-based interviews (Data), using a sequential, ... Task 1 (Free Writing) was evaluated with a 4-point scale. ... Task 2 (Reading Comprehension) consisted of 6 multiple-choice items which receive one point each for a correct answer, and itsanbsp;...


Title:Development and Validation of an ESL Diagnostic Reading-to-write Test: An Effect-driven Approach
Author: Ji Young Kim
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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