EL.LE
7 | 3 | 2018

EL.LE
7 | 3 | 2018

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EL.LE | 7 | 3 | 2018

Validity and Reliability of a Test Used for Assessing University Students’ Academic Language Proficiency

Marco Mezzadri
Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia
marco.mezzadri@unipr.it

Flora Sisti
UNIVERSITÀ Carlo Bo - URBINO
flora.sisti@uniurb.it

DOI 10.30687/ELLE/2280-6792/2018/03/007

Submitted 22 Jan 2019
Accepted 09 Feb 2019

Abstract

This article presents a test model developed to assess university students’ academic language proficiency. The context is that of Italian universities, which are required by law to assess first year students’ initial preparation. Drawing on the literature regarding test construct, it explores the validity and reliability of the test through the analysis of the data collected during an experimental implementation phase carried out at the Universities of Genova, Parma and Urbino.

Keywords
Educational linguistics. Testing academic language proficiency. Assessing university students’ initial preparation. Test validity. Test reliability.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Mezzadri Marco

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Sisti Flora

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Validity and Reliability of a Test Used for Assessing University Students’ Academic Language Proficiency

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/ELLE/2280-6792/2018/03/007

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This article presents a test model developed to assess university students’ academic language proficiency. The context is that of Italian universities, which are required by law to assess first year students’ initial preparation. Drawing on the literature regarding test construct, it explores the validity and reliability of the test through the analysis of the data collected during an experimental implementation phase carried out at the Universities of Genova, Parma and Urbino.

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EL.LE

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Vol. 7 | Num. 3 | Novembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2019-06-07

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2019-01-22

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2019-02-09

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2280-6792

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Educational linguistics

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Testing academic language proficiency

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Assessing university students’ initial preparation

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Test validity

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Test reliability

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