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ERIC Number: ED362005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-6
Pages: 10
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Taking a Multi-Faceted View of the Uni-Dimensional Measurement from Rasch Analysis in Language Tests.
Lee, Tony
The study reported in this paper originated from a need to design a short English for Academic Purposes (EAP) proficiency test for incoming undergraduate students. The approach to solving the problem was to focus on establishing consistent person comparison between the students at Hong Kong Baptist College who did not meet the minimum entry requirement in the English language and a reference group who met the required grade level. The comparison was made on the basis of a short English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) proficiency test taken by both students groups. The establishment of equivalence between the reference and student groups was achieved through the employment of FACETS (Linacre and Wright, 1990). The logit level of the reference group (-0.93) can be taken as the equivalence of the minimal required ESL level for entry into university. Findings suggest the possible extensions of the Rasch model in terms of both item calibration and person measurement through the employment of FACETS. The EAP Test is appended. (Contains 19 references.) (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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