ERIC Number: ED255544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Summaries of Studies Involving the Test of English as a Foreign Language, 1963-1982.
Hale, Gordon A.; And Others
This set of 82 summaries is based on papers written between 1963 and 1982 concerning the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is currently required by more than 2,500 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to determine the English proficiency of applicants whose native language is not English. It is also required by various agencies and boards that accredit and license professionals trained abroad. While a few descriptive papers are included to provide historical background, the summarized papers are primarily research reports. Studies focussing on other instruments which provide data that relate performance on those instruments to TOEFL are also included. The summaries are indexed by nine major categories: (1) TOEFL's relationship to similar, standardized objective English language proficiency tests; (2) TOEFL's relationship to other measures of English language proficiency; (3) TOEFL's relationship to tests of intelligence, academic aptitude, and achievement; (4) TOEFL's relationship to later academic performance; (5) simple relation of TOEFL to student characteristics; (6) complex relations involving student characteristics; (7) statistical analysis involving TOEFL; (8) miscellaneous research issues; and (9) general descriptive papers. Papers are also indexed in 33 subcategories by types of TOEFL results reported. (BS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Test of English as a Foreign Language