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A construct validation of the Malaysian University English Test and the English Placement Test: Two high-stakes English language proficiency tests

Abu Kassim , Noor Lide and Zubairi, Ainol Madziah and Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2007) A construct validation of the Malaysian University English Test and the English Placement Test: Two high-stakes English language proficiency tests. Malaysian Journal of Learning & Instruction, 4. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1675-8110

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Abstract

Malaysian students are normally required to show a certain level of English language proficiency before they are offered a place by a local institution of higher learning. One of the examinations conducted to ascertain their level of proficiency is the Malaysian University English Test (MUET). Apart from MUET some universities also conduct their own test for the same reason. This paper discusses a study on the comparability of MUET with the English Placement Test (EPT) conducted by the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). This study was conducted to see whether the two tests could be used interchangeably for admission and placement purposes. The two tests were administered on second year pre university students of IIUM. Analyses show that though significant, the correlation coefficients of the two tests were not high enough for them to be used interchangeably

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4150/14092
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian University English Test (MUET), English Placement Test (EPT)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof Dr Noor Lide Abu Kassim
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 15:09
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 10:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/14092

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