• ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes


Different types of validation are subjected to a critical examination, notably the underlying inadequate psychological latent trait' personality-theory and the unacceptably low prognostic capacity (or external or criterion related validity) of tests.It is argued that by the application of the Rasch-Analysis the results of tests are even worse in terms of explanatory adequacy with respect to content and criterion related validity, although esthetically the quantitative results look better.In the second part of the paper three different investigations are discussed. It is demonstrated that test results of these studies do not correlate or even correlate negatively with the computed results of an observational study of foreign (or second) language capacity. It is concluded that tests should not be used in order to determine proficiency.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error