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Criterion-Related Validity of the TOEFL iBT Listening Section TOEFL iBT

Author(s):
Sawaki, Yasuyo; Nissan, Susan
Publication Year:
2009
Report Number:
RR-09-02, TOEFLiBT-08
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
82
Subject/Key Words:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Internet Based Testing (iBT), Validity, Listening Comprehension

Abstract

Moreover, the analysis of the mean scores on the criterion measure for different ability groups indicated that participants who scored at or above typical cut scores for international student admission to academic programs (i.e., TOEFL iBT Listening section score of 14 or above) scored, on average, nearly 50% or more on the criterion measure, demonstrating reasonable comprehension of the academic lectures.

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