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ERIC Number: EJ1111302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
The Redesigned TOEIC® (Listening and Reading) Test: Relations to Test-Taker Perceptions of Proficiency in English. Research Report. ETS RR-08-56
Powers, Donald E.; Kim, Hae-Jin; Weng, Vincent Z.
ETS Research Report Series, Nov 2008
To facilitate the interpretation of test scores from the redesigned TOEIC® (listening and reading) test as a measure of English language proficiency, we administered a self-assessment inventory to TOEIC examinees in Japan and Korea that gathered perceptions of their ability to perform a variety of everyday English language tasks. TOEIC scores related relatively strongly to test-taker self-reports for both reading and listening tasks. The results were, with few exceptions, extraordinarily consistent, with examinees at each higher TOEIC score level being more likely to report that they could successfully accomplish each of the everyday language tasks in English. The pattern of correlations also showed modest discriminant validity of the listening and reading components of the redesigned TOEIC, suggesting that both sections contribute to the measurement of English language skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication
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