The Effects of Test Facets on the Construct Validity of the Tests in Iranian EFL Students
Language testing as a main device in assessing the learners` knowledge and language abilities plays a key role in training programs. Generally, the goal of language testing is to assure the extent to which learners have achieved the instructional goals during a course. The main objective of many studies in language testing has been to investigate whether test facets affect construct validity of the test or not. Therefore, in this study, we investigated whether the EFL Iranian participants` performances were different with respect to the different test facets and if these performances had some effects on the construct validity of the tests. In this investigation, the students were selected of 50 Iranian EFL students aged between 21 to 30 years, from two branches of Islamic Azad University, Dezful and Andimeshk, Iran. The 17 participants, placed at the low level in the Nelson proficiency test, received a test. The test facets included the integrative forms such as cloze-test, c-test, and discrete test items such as multiple choice and true/false. By statistics analyses, the significant differences were assessed in the test facets. Our results revealed that significant differences existed in the test facets among the performances of Iranian EFL students. Because of the integrity of the several abilities and mental strategies, the cloze-test was the most difficult form of testing.
Keywords: Test facets; Construct validity; Integrative test items; Discrete test items
- There are currently no refbacks.
How to do online submission to another Journal?
If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:
1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author
Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.
Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2010 Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138