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17996Re: (teach) article: China moves up in English language ratings

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  • Kenneth Wilson
    Nov 13, 2013

      On 11/12/2013 3:41 PM, karen wrote:
      An excerpt from an article (re-quoted from a TESOL, Intl Assn, Inc email):

      China moves up in English language rankings
      The interesting commentary Karen called to our attention involves an ad hoc study and volunteer subjects.  For sources of regularly updated data on
      the average performance of formal test candidates who take well validated and widely used standardized tests of English proficiency, see the following::

      TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)  typically administered to candidates planning undergraduate or graduate study in an English-medium
      college or university (see Tables 4 and 5 for total and section means by region and native country)

      2012 Test and Score Data Summary for TOEFL iBT Tests and TOEFL PBT Tests - 94227_unlweb.pdf


      TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) typically administered to educated adults in employment contexts
      See p. 5, Table 1 for TOEIC Listening, Reading and Total means by country



      The sources linked, incidentally, provide useful descriptions of the tests involved as well as data on test performance by  country,
      and in some instances by demographic variables.

      Ken Wilson
      ETS,  ret .
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