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Validating TOEIC Bridge Scores Against Teacher Ratings for Vocational Students in China TOEIC ELA ESL EFL

Powers, Donald E.; Mercadante, Regina; Yan, Fred
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Powers, Donald E. (ed.) The Research Foundation for the TOEIC Tests: A Compendium of Studies: Volume II. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service, Sep 2013, p4.1-4.11
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English Language Proficiency, English Language Assessment (ELA), TOEIC Bridge Test, English Language Skills, Test Validation, Teacher Ratings, China, Vocational Students, Test Scores, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), English as a Second Language (ESL), Test-Taker Performance, Reading Skills, Listening Skills


SUMMARY: This study compared TOEIC Bridge scores with teachers' assessments of test takers' abilities to perform everyday language tasks in English. The authors reported moderate correlations between these assessments and test scores, which provide supporting evidence of the validity of TOEIC Bridge test scores as indicators of English-language proficiency.

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