Test usefulness of IELTS writing test tasks

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dc.contributor.author Priyanti, Neng
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-14T05:18:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-14T05:18:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Priyanti, N. (2017). Test usefulness of IELTS writing test tasks. <em>Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies</em>, 11 (4), 1-9. Retrieved from <a href="http://apples.jyu.fi/article/abstract/546">http://apples.jyu.fi/article/abstract/546</a>
dc.identifier.issn 1457-9863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/55361
dc.description.abstract This analysis was conducted to find out the extent to which IELTS writing test tasks are useful for its intended purpose. The indicators of test usefulness used in this study are those of Bachman and Palmer (1996): construct validity, reliability, authenticity, interactiveness, impact and practicality. This framework is taken as a viewpoint as it offers a comprehensive framework of test usefulness that is specific to that of language assessment. The result of the analysis shows that the IELTS writing test tasks place more concern on reliability and practicality. While not necessarily neglecting the other indicators, the nature of the test as a large-scale test reduces its overall usefulness. The predictive value remains unclear as its construct validity is still under-represented. The authenticity is problematic as the tasks correspond to only small parts of real tasks in universities in terms of their length, types of tasks, time allotment, and range of topics offered. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseries Apples: Journal of Applied Language Studies
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dc.subject.other authenticity
dc.subject.other impact
dc.subject.other interactiveness
dc.subject.other reliability
dc.subject.other validity
dc.subject.other practicality
dc.subject.other test-usefulness
dc.title Test usefulness of IELTS writing test tasks
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201708073427
dc.identifier.volume 11
dc.identifier.doi 10.17011/apples/urn.201708073427
dc.date.updated 2017-09-14T05:18:38Z

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