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TOEIC Bridge Scores: Validity Evidence From Korea and Japan

Author(s):
Powers, Donald E.; Yan, Fred
Publication Year:
2013
Source:
Powers, Donald E. (ed.) The Research Foundation for the TOEIC Tests: A Compendium of Studies: Volume II. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service, Sep 2013, p5.1-5.10
Document Type:
Chapter
Page Count:
11
Subject/Key Words:
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) English as a Second Language (ESL) English Language Assessment (ELA) English Language Proficiency English Language Skills Japan Korea Listening Skills Reading Skills Test Scores Test Validity Test-Taker Performance TOEIC Bridge Test

Abstract

SUMMARY: This study sought to compare TOEIC Bridge scores to test takers' self-evaluations of their own abilities to perform everyday language tasks in English. The results suggest that the test scores correlated well with test takers' self-evaluations, providing further evidence in support of the of TOEIC Bridge scores as valid and fair indicators of English-language proficiency.

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