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ERIC Number: EJ857751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
Appropriateness of the TOEIC[R] Bridge Test for Students in Three Countries of South America
Sinharay, Sandip; Powers, Donald E.; Feng, Ying; Saldivia, Luis; Giunta, Anthony; Simpson, Annabelle; Weng, Vincent
Language Testing, v26 n4 p589-619 2009
In order to facilitate the interpretation of test scores from the TOEIC[R] "Bridge" as a measure of English language proficiency, one form of the test was administered to more than 6000 test takers in three South American countries--Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. The appropriateness of the TOEIC "Bridge" test as a measure of English language skill was evaluated using several approaches, such as factor analysis and computation of correlations between the TOEIC "Bridge" scores and other measures like local English test scores, student self-assessment scores, and teacher ratings. The evidence collected was generally consistent with the interpretation of TOEIC "Bridge" scores as indicators of English language competencies for the students examined. (Contains 9 tables, 6 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile; Colombia; Ecuador