ERIC Number: ED333747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of the Test Components of the IELTS Battery: Australian Trial Data.
Results of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) battery trials in Australia are reported. The IELTS tests of productive language skills use direct assessment strategies and subjective scoring according to detailed guidelines. The receptive skills tests use indirect assessment strategies and clerical scoring procedures. Component tests in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar and vocabulary were developed by international teams for use in measuring English language competence and identifying suitable candidates for study in English-language-medium programs. The report describes the trial subject sample and test component characteristics, and presents and discusses detailed statistical results for each test item, reliability statistics, and data on inter-test correlations and interrater reliability. The grammar and vocabulary component was removed from the test, and some item deletions are noted. A brief list of references is supplied. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; International English Language Testing System
Note: Paper presented at the Regional English Language Centre Seminar on Language Testing and Language Program Evaluation (Singapore, April 9-12, 1990).