Part ofMeaningful Language Test Scores: Research to enhance score interpretation
Edited by Spiros Papageorgiou and Venessa F. Manna
[Innovations in Language Learning and Assessment 1] 2023
► pp. 120–140
This chapter describes a study to map scores from a new English language proficiency assessment, the TOEFL® Essentials™ test, to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The project started with a comparison of content between the TOEFL Essentials test and the CEFR descriptors, which established a claim that scores were relevant to language ability as described in the CEFR. A standard setting study, using the Performance Profile method, was then conducted to establish cut scores for each CEFR level. Additional information to support the reasonableness of these cut scores is also reported.