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

Marco Mezzadri    Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia    

Flora Sisti    Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo», Italia    

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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.

Published
June 7, 2019
Accepted
Feb. 9, 2019
Submitted
Jan. 22, 2019
Language
EN