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dc.contributor.authorSimoes, Antonio Roberto Monteiro
dc.contributor.authorPapanastasiou, Elena C.
dc.identifier.citationSimoes, Antonio R. M., and Elena C. Papanastasiou. "Evaluating the Usefulness and Properties of a Subjective Assessment of Brazilian Portuguese." Hispania 85.3 (2002): 618.
dc.descriptionThis is the published version. Copyright 2002 Johns Hopkins University Press.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis is an evaluation of a Brazilian self-assessment test. All questions on the test guide the students to evaluate themselves on their linguistic and socio-cultural skills in Brazilian Portuguese. The main points discussed in this article are (1) an item analysis, (2) the reliability of the test to determine the consistency of the results obtained by the instrument, (3) the construct validity, and (4) the creation of cutscores. Our analysis of the BP self-assessment was supported by the use of descriptive statistics, by a factorial analysis and by a reliability test to determine the psychometrics characteristics of the test. The major claim in this study is that this test is useful, valid and reliable, if used appropriately, especially with an audience of motivated students such as students going abroad, instead of students who take language classes only as a requirement in their school program.en_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Pressen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the Usefulness and Properties of a Subjective Assessment of Brazilian Portugueseen_US
kusw.kuauthorSimoes, Antonio R.
kusw.kudepartmentSpanish & Portugueseen_US
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