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Monitoring TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Performance Across Administrations Using Examinees’ Background Information

Author(s):
Wei, Youhua
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, p11.1-11.28
Document Type:
Chapter
Page Count:
29
Subject/Key Words:
Background English as a Foreign Language (EFL) English as a Second Language (ESL) English Language Assessment (ELA) English Language Proficiency English Language Skills Listening Skills Reading Skills Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Test-Taker Performance

Abstract

SUMMARY: The scoring process for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test includes monitoring procedures that help ensure that scores are consistent across different forms and test administrations, and that skill interpretations are fair. This study explores the possibility of using information about test takers' backgrounds in order to enhance several types of monitoring procedures. Results of the analyses suggested that some background variables may facilitate the monitoring of test performance across administrations, thereby strengthening quality control procedures for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test as well as strengthening evidence of score consistency.

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