ERIC Number: ED373556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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The University of Edinburgh Test of English at Matriculation: Validation Report.
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, n5 p66-77 1994
This paper reports on a two-part evaluation of the Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) in use at the University of Edinburgh. TEAM has been used since 1987 to identify entering non-native speakers of English who are likely to be at risk linguistically and who should receive English language support. Separate samples of candidates' scores were used to assess: (1) TEAM's concurrent validity with other measures of English language proficiency, such as the English Language Proficiency Test Battery (EPTB) and the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS); and (2) TEAM's predictive validity in relation to academic outcome. The results indicate strong correlations between TEAM and existing proficiency tests, particularly with EPTB. The findings also suggest that TEAM performs predictively as well as other measures, with scores on the TEAM listening subtest being especially indicative. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers: International English Language Testing System; Test Equivalence; Test of English at Matriculation; University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Note: For serial publication in which this paper appears, see FL 022 351.