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Title: 台灣學科能力英文閱讀測驗之評析及其教學啟示
An Analysis of the Reading Comprehension Test Given in the English Subject Ability Test in Taiwan and Its Pedagogical Implications
Authors: 盧珍予
Lu, Jen Ju
Contributors: 莫建清
Mo, Chien Ching
Lu, Jen Ju
Date: 2002
Issue Date: 2016-05-09 16:58:26 (UTC+8)
Abstract:   本研究旨在分析探討台灣學科能力英文閱讀測驗之試題,以期了解閱讀測驗試題的內容並掌握考題趨勢。同時,本研究希望對英文閱讀教師能有很大的啟示作用,並對學生提供準備英文學科能力測驗的方針。
  The purpose of this study is to present the results of a qualitative analysis and a quantitative analysis of the reading comprehension test items on the 1995-2002 English Subject Ability Test. Specifically, this study aims to promote a better understanding of the content and construct domain of the reading comprehension section and the current tendencies in the English SAT. This study also serves as a practical guide for teachers to English reading instruction and to testing preparation courses.
  This study adopts both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The qualitative analysis is done by examining question types, text material, test items, test variables, the examinee's performance, etc. The quantitative analysis is done by computing the discriminatory power, the passing rate, the frequency distribution of the question type, the correlations between question types, etc.
  The results of this study are summarized as follows. (1) The frequency distribution of the question type has been analyzed. (2) The comparison of proficient and less proficient examinees' performance on each question type has been made. (3) The test variables accounting for examinees’ performance have been found. (4) Difficulties in reading comprehension and in test-taking process have been identified. (5) Some significant pedagogical implications have been drawn. In sum, this study has some pedagogical implications for high school English teachers and indicates a direction to steer English reading instruction in Taiwan senior high schools.
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