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An Investigation into Washback Effect in English language Assessment : Toefl Prediction Test
Delli - Sabudu

Last modified: 2019-04-22


This study aimed to investigate the washback effect on English Language assessment of Toefl Prediction Test. This study belongs to qualitative research design because the data are gathered in the form of words rather than numbers. The data is descriptively presented.The research findings show when the students are going to prepare their selves to follow the Toefl prediction test they ignore their main goal on increasing their ability of four basic skills of English language learning , the Toefl test encourages students to focus on answer the questions correctly and quickly without understanding the question more over they are more focused on  strategies to answer questions in the Toefl prediction test so that the outcome of the activity is negative because of the mismatch between the purpose of the test and the impact of the test itself.As the conclusion it may say that conformity between the preparation in follow a test, purposes of the test , and outcome of the test needs to be considered so that the goal can be reached.

 Key Words: Washback, language assessment, Toefl Prediction, Test, Skill




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