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Attitudes and validity about the first computer-based college English test band 4
Author(s): Liang Zhao
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Paper Abstract

Computer-based College English Test Band 4(CET-4) has been one of the most talked about issue over the recent 4 years. The principal aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of computer-based CET-4 by comparing and analyzing the performance of test takers from a paper-and-pencil based CET-4 and a computer-based one which are taken by the same 50 students of Southwest University at the same week. The second goal was to assess test takers' acceptance of the computer-based CET-4. A questionnaire, which was distributed to the 50 test takers, concerning acceptance of computer-based CET-4, total computer attitude and familiarity with computers was generated by a review of literature. Attitudes about the CET-4 were moderately positive. The validity of computer-based CET-4 was also confirmed. Limitations and possible future research concerning the test were proposed in this study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8205, 2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-Imaging, and Visualization, 82052P (28 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905943
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Liang Zhao, Southwest Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8205:
2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-Imaging, and Visualization
Egui Zhu, Editor(s)

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