Date of Award
Master of Arts
Test method facets are particularly important in the design. development. and use of language tests because these allow for a certain amount of control in testing. Topic of input is an important feature within the framework of test method facets. Recent studies have focused on general topics versus field specific topics. Yet. field specific performance tests for international teaching assistants often provide different topics for each examinee. assuming equivalency between topics. The comparison of general topics versus field specific topics is unable to capture the full effect of topic. This study reports research into topic features and the effect topic variation has on a performance test for international teaching assistants. the chemistry TEACH test. Results Indicate a relationship between topic of input as defined by the topic features of concepts. math. and calculations and test scores on the chemistry TEACH.
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Dean S. Papajohn
September 13, 2013
Papajohn, Dean S., "Topic variation in performance testing: the case of the Chemistry TEACH test for international teaching assistants" (1994). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 190.