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Bridgeman, Brent; Cho, Yeonsuk; DiPietro, Stephen – Language Testing, 2016
Data from 787 international undergraduate students at an urban university in the United States were used to demonstrate the importance of separating a sample into meaningful subgroups in order to demonstrate the ability of an English language assessment to predict the first-year grade point average (GPA). For example, when all students were pooled…
Descriptors: Grade Prediction, English Curriculum, Language Tests, Undergraduate Students
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Ling, Guangming; Wolf, Mikyung Kim; Cho, Yeonsuk; Wang, Yuan – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
Although English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs for matriculated students have been a presence in U.S. higher education since the 1940s, little has been documented in the literature concerning ESL courses, ESL placement tests, and the procedures in which incoming students are placed into appropriate classes.The present study takes three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Higher Education, Program Content
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Papageorgiou, Spiros; Cho, Yeonsuk – Language Testing, 2014
A common use of language tests is to support decisions about examinees such as placement into appropriate classes. Research on placement testing has focused on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in higher education contexts. However, there is little research exploring the use of language tests to place students in English as a Second Language…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Placement
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Cho, Yeonsuk; Rijmen, Frank; Novák, Jakub – Language Testing, 2013
This study examined the influence of prompt characteristics on the averages of all scores given to test taker responses on the TOEFL iBT[TM] integrated Read-Listen-Write (RLW) writing tasks for multiple administrations from 2005 to 2009. In the context of TOEFL iBT RLW tasks, the prompt consists of a reading passage and a lecture. To understand…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Writing Tests, Cues
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Cho, Yeonsuk; Bridgeman, Brent – Language Testing, 2012
This study examined the relationship between scores on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT[R]) and academic performance in higher education, defined here in terms of grade point average (GPA). The academic records for 2594 undergraduate and graduate students were collected from 10 universities in the United States. The data consisted of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Records, Graduate Students, Universities