Home Language Proximity as a Grouping Variable in the Validity Analysis of an English Language Proficiency Assessment

3:00 - 6:35pm

Exhibit Hall

Presented at: AAAL 2014

This study compares speakers of Germanic and Romance languages with students whose home languages are more distant from English in a validity analysis of an English language proficiency assessment. Results inform test development by providing insight into which test items merit close attention to assure fairness across language groups.