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A Comparative Analysis Of Two Forms Of Gyeonggi English Communicative Ability Test Based On Classical Test Theory And Item Response Theory, Young-Beol Yoon Mar 2012

A Comparative Analysis Of Two Forms Of Gyeonggi English Communicative Ability Test Based On Classical Test Theory And Item Response Theory, Young-Beol Yoon

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This study is an empirical analysis of the 2009 and 2010 forms of the Gyeonggi English Communicative Ability Test (GECAT) based on the responses of 2,307 students to the 2009 GECAT and 2,907 students to the 2010 GECAT. The GECAT is an English proficiency examination sponsored by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education (GOE) in South Korea. This multiple-choice test has been administered annually at the end of each school year to high school students since 2004 as a measure of the students' ability to communicate in English. From 2004 until 2009, the test included 80 multiple-choice items ...