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ERIC Number: EJ1111320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 53
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Mapping English Language Proficiency Test Scores onto the Common European Framework. TOEFL® Research Reports. RR-80. ETS RR-05-18
Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Wylie, E. Caroline
ETS Research Report Series, Nov 2005
The Common European Framework describes language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening on a six-level scale. The Framework provides a common language with which to discuss students' progress. This report describes a study conducted with two panels of English language experts to map scores from four tests that collectively assess Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening on to two levels of the Framework. Panel 1 recommended cut scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language™ (TOEFL®), the Test of Spoken English™ (TSE®), and the Test of Written English™ (TWE®). Panel 2 recommended cut scores for The Test of English for International Communication™ (TOEIC®). A modification of the Angoff (1971) standard-setting approach was used for multiple-choice questions, and a benchmark method (Faggen, 1994) or examinee paper selection method (Hambleton, Jaeger, Plake, & Mills, 2000) was used for constructed-response questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language; Test of English for International Communication
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