Relative performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Sample Test (TOEFL-ST) was explored in sixty native English speaking high school students. Subjects also were administered the Fullerton Language Test for Adolescents and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Revised. The TOEFL-ST was not difficult for this population, indicating that TOEFL tests taken by foreign speaking college students probably assess a level of native English competency well below the high school level. The three tests, including subtests, appear to measure a wide array of subdomains of language competency. The data do not support the conclusion that any of these tests could be substituted for the others in assessing language competency.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Osborn, Paul Gardiner, "The Test of English as a Foreign Language Sample Test as a Measure of Adolescent Language Ability" (1988). Theses and Dissertations. 5003.
Test of English as a Foreign Language Sample Test, Mormon Church, Seminaries, Timpview High School