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Wall, Dianne; Horak, Tania – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2007
The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of "baseline studies" in investigations of test impact and to illustrate the type of thinking underlying the design and implementation of such studies by reference to a recent study relating to a high-stakes test of English language proficiency. Baseline studies are used to describe an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, English (Second Language)