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Development of a reading test for second language learners of Turkish

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dc.contributor Graduate Program in English Language Education.
dc.contributor.advisor Erçetin, Naciye Gülcan. Kurt, Yavuz. 2023-03-16T12:08:46Z 2023-03-16T12:08:46Z 2015.
dc.identifier.other FLED 2015 K87
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to develop a reading test that measures the ability to read in Turkish as a second language. Based on the reading framework by Khalifa and Weir (2009), task specifications were developed and reading tasks with different intended proficiency levels were developed based on the task specifications. The tasks were tested both on native speakers of Turkish and on learners of Turkish from 21 different language backgrounds enrolled in intermediate and advanced level Turkish classes at Boğaziçi University. Test taker data were used to assess item characteristics, reliability and validity of the tasks. Expert judgment was employed to evaluate the reading skills measured by task items. The findings from these investigations provided preliminary evidence for the reliability and validity of the reading tasks under scrutiny.
dc.format.extent 30 cm.
dc.publisher Thesis (M.A.) - Bogazici University. Institute for Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences, 2015.
dc.subject.lcsh Turkish language -- Reading materials.
dc.subject.lcsh Reading -- Examinations -- Study guides.
dc.title Development of a reading test for second language learners of Turkish
dc.format.pages viii, 121 leaves ;

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