Effective Reading Speed for Second Language Reading Proficiency Assessment
Katsunori Kotani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan ; Takehiko Yoshimi, Ryukoku University, Japan ; Takeshi Kutsumi, Ichiko Sata, SHAPR Corporation, Japan ; Hitoshi Isahara, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This study was aimed at evaluating the reliability and validity of an effective reading speed test for second language learners within the framework of the classical test theory (Brown 1996). The participants in this study were 107 Japanese EFL (English as a foreign language) learners, ranging in the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) reading part scores from 105 to 470 points. Their reading speed and the comprehension rate were recorded, and their effective reading speed was calculated for the analysis. The experiment indicated the reliability and validity of effective reading speed tests as a second language reading proficiency test.
Kotani, K., Yoshimi, T., Kutsumi, T., Sata, I. & Isahara, H. (2007). Effective Reading Speed for Second Language Reading Proficiency Assessment. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2841-2845). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 7, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/25779/.
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