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ERIC Number: EJ1168735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Helping Students Select Appropriately Challenging Text: Application to a Test of Second Language Reading Ability. Research Report. ETS RR-17-33
Sheehan, Kathleen M.
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2017
A model-based approach for matching language learners to texts of appropriate difficulty is described. Results are communicated to test takers via a targeted reading range expressed on the reporting scale of an automated text complexity measurement tool (ATCMT). Test takers can use this feedback to select reading materials that are well matched to their abilities, that is, materials that are expected to be challenging, yet not so challenging as to cause frustration or reduce motivation. An application to the problem of helping students prepare to take the "TOEFL iBT"® test is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language
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