ERIC Number: ED237512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Analysis of TOEFL Examinee Characteristics, 1977-1979.
Wilson, Kenneth M.
Divided into seven sections, this report contains: (1) data delineating the population of postsecondary-degree-planning candidates, by native country and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) region; (2) differences among native country contingents with respect to degree level, age, sex, and all other basic TOEFL variables, except TOEFL scores; (3) variation on mean TOEFL score profiles for degree-planning candidates, by level of planned degree program, and by country; (4) variation in TOEFL means in relation to sex, location of test center, previous experience with TOEFL, and score repeating patterns; (5) distribution of graduate-degree planners according to intended department of study, and corresponding TOEFL score statistics; (6) patterns of native languages by native country; and (7) summary data on differences among native country groups with respect to basic TOEFL variables, and the extent of covariation across native country contingents between indices descriptive of TOEFL candidate contingents and indices of the standing of countries on indices of relative status as developed vs developing. Emphasis is on native country as the unit of analysis and on the comparative assessment of data on candidate characteristics and TOEFL performance by country of origin. (PN)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Language Tests, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Student Characteristics
Educational Testing Service, TOEFL Program Office, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language