Developing a new academic vocabulary test
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|Journal / Publication||Journal of English for Academic Purposes|
|Online published||14 Feb 2019|
|Publication status||Published - May 2019|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85064203045&origin=recordpage|
Despite the central role of vocabulary in language learning, and the increasing interest in academic vocabulary, materials for testing academic vocabulary are not common. This paper reports on the development of a new test of academic vocabulary. Test items were based on a relatively recently developed list of academic vocabulary. They were then piloted, refined, and two comparable forms of the test were produced. The paper describes the approaches used to assess the validity and equivalence of the two forms of the test. Research and pedagogical implications and uses of the test are discussed.