Kyoto JALT:

Testing for Reliability: Test Item Analysis on a TOEIC Listening test

Date: Friday, April 26th, 2002 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Paul Hackshaw

This presentation describes Paul Hackshaw's small-scale Item Test Response analysis conducted on the TOEIC test. The study examines how university students performed on a section of the TOEIC listening test. Hackshaw examined the fairness of individual items in the test and calculated the test's reliability. He observed 54 students in his TOEIC class,and analysed their scores on a twenty item listening test. He investigated the correlation between the difficulty of individual items and the measured ability of the students, their ranking based on their performance on the test. In some cases there was some variation between the questions and their ability, among the three groups. Hackshaw plans to show some examples of poorly written test items during the presentation.

Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kyoto JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Kyoto Kyoiku Bunka Center, Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku

Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


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