Identifying learning patterns in the upper-intermediate level of English through large-scale testing

Argüelles Álvarez, Irina and Martínez Núñez, Margarita (2014). Identifying learning patterns in the upper-intermediate level of English through large-scale testing. "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 2015 (n. 173); pp. 5-10. ISSN 1877-0428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.02.022.

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Title: Identifying learning patterns in the upper-intermediate level of English through large-scale testing
Author/s:
  • Argüelles Álvarez, Irina
  • Martínez Núñez, Margarita
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: 13 February 2014
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volume: 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Large-scale testing; learning patterns; item response models; teaching and assessment processes
Faculty: E.T.S.I. y Sistemas de Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Lingüistica Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper we will summarize the rationale and validation process of a multiple choice test developed at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) to regulate the students? access to the subject ?English for Professional and Academic Communication? for which a B2 proficiency level, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), was established as a minimum level. Item difficulty and item discrimination are studied and analyzed from the large-scale application of the test to 924 students. The aim of the study is to reach preliminary conclusions about possible areas where sequential learning on the part of students could be studied.

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TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 40408
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40408/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40408
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.02.022
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815013300
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Mar 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 14:23
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