Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9843
Title: Evaluation of an in-depth vocabulary knowledge measure for assessing reading performance
Authors: Qian, DD 
Schedl, M
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Language testing, 2004, v. 21, no. 1, p. 28-52 How to cite?
Journal: Language testing 
Abstract: The central purpose of this study was to empirically evaluate an in-depth vocabulary knowledge measure in the context of developing the new TOEFL test. The study was carried out with a sample of 207 international students attending an intensive English as a second language (ESL) program in a major Canadian university, in order to determine whether this vocabulary knowledge measure could provide a basis for developing appropriate and useful item types for assessing test-takers’ reading comprehension. The results indicate that, compared with existing TOEFL vocabulary measures, the new measure has a similar difficulty level and provides a similar amount of prediction of test-takers’ reading performance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9843
DOI: 10.1191/0265532204lt273oa
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