An empirical investigation of the process of writing Academic Reading test items for the international English Language Testing System

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/238200
Title:
An empirical investigation of the process of writing Academic Reading test items for the international English Language Testing System
Authors:
Hawkey, Roger; Green, Anthony
Abstract:
The paper describes a study of reading test text selection, item writing and editing processes, with particular reference to these areas of test production for the IELTS Academic Reading test. Based on retrospective reports and direct observation, the report compares how trained and untrained item writers select and edit reading texts to make them suitable for a task-based test of reading and how they generate the accompanying items. Both individual and collective test editing processes are investigated.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Hawkey, R. and Green, A. (2012) An empirical investigation of the process of writing Academic Reading test items for the international English Language Testing System in Taylor, L. and Weir, C. J. (eds.) IELTS Collected Papers 2: Research in reading and listening assessment. Studies in Language Testing 34. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Studies in Language Testing
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/238200
Additional Links:
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/catalogue/subject/project/item6639576/?site_locale=en_GB
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Studies in Language Testing; 34
ISBN:
9781107602649
Appears in Collections:
CRELLA Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHawkey, Rogeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Anthonyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T09:38:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-13T09:38:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationHawkey, R. and Green, A. (2012) An empirical investigation of the process of writing Academic Reading test items for the international English Language Testing System in Taylor, L. and Weir, C. J. (eds.) IELTS Collected Papers 2: Research in reading and listening assessment. Studies in Language Testing 34. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pressen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781107602649-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/238200-
dc.description.abstractThe paper describes a study of reading test text selection, item writing and editing processes, with particular reference to these areas of test production for the IELTS Academic Reading test. Based on retrospective reports and direct observation, the report compares how trained and untrained item writers select and edit reading texts to make them suitable for a task-based test of reading and how they generate the accompanying items. Both individual and collective test editing processes are investigated.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Language Testingen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries34en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/catalogue/subject/project/item6639576/?site_locale=en_GBen_GB
dc.subjectreadingen_GB
dc.subjectlanguage assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectlanguage testingen_GB
dc.subjectlisteningen_GB
dc.titleAn empirical investigation of the process of writing Academic Reading test items for the international English Language Testing Systemen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalStudies in Language Testingen_GB
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