An Empirical Application of ANOVA, Correlation and Regression Method in English Testing

  • Hua Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7390)


Reading assessment is an indispensable part of language testing. Good language tests are to provide an accurate measure of learners’ language abilities. This empirical study aims to investigate whether participants’ reading performance varies when different item types are employed to elicit reading abilities and examine the relationship between item types and reading abilities. Data collection included the use of reading comprehension tests. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics (Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Correlation and Regression). This study may provide some implications and recommendations on testing research and the reform and development of EFL teaching.


reading comprehension test reading ability MCQ SAQ T/F ANOVA Correlation Regression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua Wang
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  1. 1.Department of BasicsChinese People’s Armed Police Force AcademyLangfangChina

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