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ERIC Number: EJ1168727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
The Case of Taiwan: Perceptions of College Students about the Use of the "TOEIC"® Tests as a Condition of Graduation. Research Report. ETS RR-17-45
Hsieh, Ching-Ni
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2017
This study uses online surveys and phone interviews with Taiwanese college students to investigate their perceptions of using the "TOEIC"® test scores to meet an English-language graduation requirement. Results indicate that students have positive views about the use of the TOEIC test scores for graduation and believe that preparing to take the test has a positive impact on their language proficiency and future employment prospects. The TOEIC test scores are also perceived favorably by the participants as having high levels of reliability and validity. The study provides empirical evidence to support the use of the TOEIC test as a high-stakes test for college exit requirement in Taiwan and has implications for similar test use in other countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A