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The backwash effect of the test items in the achievement exams in preparatory classes

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dc.contributor.author Paker, Turan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-07T18:20:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-07T18:20:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Paker, T. (2013). The backwash effect of the test items in the Achievement exams in preparatory classes. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 70, 1463-1471. tr_TR
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.212
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11499/3749
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study is to give insights about the four language skills and language use assessed in achievement tests and the possible backwash effect of the items on both learning/teaching processes in English preparatory classes at the tertiary level. For this purpose, some samples of achievement tests from 13 institutions have been collected and analyzed in terms of test items used to assess four language skills, language use and vocabulary, and their potential backwash effect. The results have revealed that reading skill and subskills, language use and vocabulary knowledge are assessed in the achievement tests by all institutions. However, listening, writing and speaking skills are assessed by 70% of the institutions. In addition, 15% of them also assess translation in their achievement tests. All in all, four language skills and their subskills are tested to some extent in almost all institutions. This is a very effect ive approach to create needs for the learners to focus on four language skills and to get them ready for their academic life as the tests items/tasks have tendency to assess performance rather than language knowledge solely. tr_TR
dc.language.iso en tr_TR
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. tr_TR
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess tr_TR
dc.subject Backwash effect, Achievement test, Criterion referenced test, Language skills test tr_TR
dc.title The backwash effect of the test items in the achievement exams in preparatory classes tr_TR
dc.type article tr_TR
dc.relation.journal Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences tr_TR
dc.contributor.authorID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3941-3975 tr_TR
dc.identifier.volume 70 tr_TR
dc.identifier.startpage 1463 tr_TR
dc.identifier.endpage 1471 tr_TR
dc.relation.publicationCategory Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi
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