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A Vocabulary Size Test of Controlled Productive Ability

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posted on 25.06.2020 by Paul Nation, B Laufer
It is important in the design of the vocabulary component of a teaching program that teachers are able to discover the state of their learners' vocabulary knowledge. It is also important that researchers can draw on a variety of vocabulary measures to investigate the nature of vocabulary growth. This study focuses on a controlled production measure of vocabulary consisting of items from five frequency levels, and using a completion item type like the following. The garden was full of fra flowers. The controlled-production vocabulary-levels test was found to be reliable, valid (in that the levels distinguished between different proficiency groups) and practical. There was a satisfactory degree of equivalence between two equivalent forms of the test. © 1999 Arnold.

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(1999). A Vocabulary Size Test of Controlled Productive Ability. Language Testing, 16(1), 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1177/026553229901600103

Journal title

Language Testing

Volume

16

Issue

1

Publication date

01/01/1999

Pagination

33-51

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

17/08/2016

ISSN

0265-5322

eISSN

1477-0946

Language

en

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