A Study on the Content Validity of English Writing Tests of GDNMET in the Circumstance of Ten-Year New Curriculum Reform

Jie XU


Content validity is primary and essential to test. Writing covers 26.7% in English test in GDNMET and 20.8% in NMET. It will be meaningful to see whether English writing tests in the past 10 years have high validity or not by answering these questions: Is the writing content related to ECSCSMS and testing syllabus? Are the writing items representative? Is the writing content suitable for candidates of GDNMET. As a result, according to multidimensional analysis, English writing tests of GDNMET from 2007 to 2016 have high content validity. What’s more, there are some implications on the coming testing reform of GDNMET and English teaching in senior high schools.


Content validity; English writing test; New curriculum reform; English teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9985


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