Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1994

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5433

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Dean S. Papajohn

Language

en

Date Available

September 13, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

89 pages

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