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Mapping TOEIC Scores to the Vietnamese National Standard: A Study to Recommend English Language Requirements for Admissions Into and Graduation From Vietnamese Universities TOEIC VNS

Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Baron, Patricia A.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), Standard Setting, Vietnamese National Standard (VNS)


The purpose of this study is to provide recommendations about the levels of English-language proficiency considered necessary for admissions into and graduation from Vietnamese universities where English instruction plays a significant role. In this regard, 13 Vietnamese educators from a range of universities participated both in alignment and standard-setting activities to identify the minimum TOEIC® test scores (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) corresponding to targeted levels of the Vietnamese National Standard (VNS), which defines 6 levels of English-language proficiency.

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