Comparison of Content, Item Statistics, and Test-Taker Performance on the Redesigned and Classic TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test

Liao, Chi-wen Hatrak, Natalie Yu, Feng
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validity English language profiency listening skills reading skills test-taker performance self-assessment English as a foreign language EFL English as a second language (ESL) English language skills


The objective of the redesign of the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test was to align the test with the developments in the field of English language learning, while maintaining score comparability across redesigned and classic test versions. To that end, this paper looks at interim analyses results from the comparison of the Classic and the Redesigned TOEIC Listening and Reading test in three areas: (a) content, (b) item statistics, and (c) test-taker performance. This paper is part of the Research Foundation for TOEIC: A Compendium of Studies, published by ETS in 2010.

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