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Development of Reading Comprehension Assessment Tool: Applying the Rasch Model
AbstractLanguage assessment is not a simple task. Development of assessment requires expertise, commitment and understanding of psychometric aspects of assessment. Reading comprehension is the important component of language assessment tools. This article is based on the development process of reading comprehension assessment for grade X. Forty items were developed by keeping in view the national curriculum of English language. National Education Assessment for Progress (NEAP) framework for English language was used to construct the items. Test was validated through experts. Thirty-three items were finalized after expert’s validation. Later on, the test was administered to 500 students of grade X. Rasch Model was used to assess the psychometric properties of test. Finally, 12 items were selected as a part of reading comprehension assessment. So, it can be concluded after this study that it is most likely to develop valid and reliable reading assessment tools.
- Tahseen Arshad
- PhD Scholar, Department of Education, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Ghazala Noureen
- Associate Professor, Department of Education, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan