Native speaker performance validity: In vain or for gain?

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Abstract

This study explores the feasibility of native speaker performance criterion for validating tests for non-native speakers. The results of a cloze test administered to 202 Americans and 325 EFL learners are analysed and discussed. The study concludes with a discussion of cloze scoring and deletion start and the implications of the findings. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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  • Abdoljavad Jafarpur

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