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Book: Knowledge-based Vocabulary Lists

Chapter: Developing the Vocabulary Test

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.41775


This chapter discusses the development of the vocabulary tests we used, and all of the decisions that went it. These included deciding on an item format, developing the item-writing process, and developing the test instructions. It then reports on the piloting process with Spanish and Chinese participants.

Chapter Contributors

  • Norbert Schmitt ( - nschmitt) 'Nottingham University'
  • Karen Dunn ( - kdunn) 'British Council'
  • Barry O'Sullivan ( - BOS) 'British Council'
  • Laurence Anthony ( - lanthony) 'Waseda University, Japan'
  • Benjamin Kremmel ( - bkremmel) 'University of Innsbruck'