The Eiken Foundation of Japan has announced that the 2015 National Center Test for University Admissions will be given the largest English test in Japan, the "Practical English Proficiency Test," and the "TEAP," which measures academic English proficiency for university entrance exams. We asked them to take each test and investigated the correlation between the test results.As a result, it was announced that the high degree of correlation between the center test, the Practical English Proficiency Test, and the TEAP test was quantitatively proved.

 The Japan English Examination Association is currently using the qualifications and examinations for university entrance examinations at the "Liaison Council on Promotion of Utilization of English Qualifications and Examinations in English Proficiency Evaluation and Admissions Selection" sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Based on the current situation of discussions and promotion, the correlation between the center test, which is taken by more than 50 university entrance applicants, and the qualification / certification test is quantitatively investigated. We conducted a survey.The survey is for those who have taken both writing and listening at the 2015 National Center for University Entrance Examinations (English) and who can submit a grade report issued by the National Center for University Entrance Examinations (1,039 people), TEAP. We asked them to take the exam (995 people) and analyzed the correlation.

 As a result of the correlation survey, the correlation coefficient between the center test and TEAP is r = 0.798 (center test average 151 points is equivalent to TEAP 87 points), and the correlation coefficient between the center test and Practical English Proficiency Test is r = 0.894 (center test average 151 points). Is equivalent to passing Level 2 of the Eiken test), and the Practical English Proficiency Test and TEAP correlation coefficient are r = 0.844.According to language testing authority Lyle F. Bachman (2004), a correlation coefficient of 0.7 or higher indicates a high correlation.

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