Improving the BECC Bunkyo English Tests in the Search for Validity

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Title
Improving the BECC Bunkyo English Tests in the Search for Validity
Title Alternative
文教大学BECC 英語テストの妥当性の向上
Author
氏名 Sugg Richard
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氏名 Svien Jordan
ヨミ
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氏名 Montgomery Tyler A
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Abstract

Developing in-house streaming and yearly assessment tests is a constantly evolving process for most educational institutions. Six years ago, in line with our decision to base our General English (GE) curriculum on the CEFR, teachers at Hiroshima Bunkyo University’s Bunkyo English Communication Center (BECC) developed a new streaming test for incoming students. It was hoped that this Bunkyo English Test (BET) could be proven to be a valid test of our students’ abilities, and also be used to track student CEFR reading and listening levels and progress over two years. This report will briefly outline the test’s original development background, before going over the three-stage Rasch, Excel and Text Inspector analysis process that has evolved to form the basis of its yearly review and rewriting. Examples of the results of the process will be given, along with ideas on how we can progress with the next stage of our tests’ development.

Journal Title
広島文教大学紀要
Volume
55
Spage
13
Epage
33
Published Date
2020-12-25
Publisher
広島文教大学
ISSN
24351660
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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Sort Key
02
Set
h-bunkyo