Development of a Listening and Speaking Achievement Test for Primary School 2nd Grade English Course

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PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.5, no.4, pp.375-396, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/pegegog.2015.021
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-396
  • Keywords: Listening, Speaking, Achievement test development
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this research, it is aimed to develop an achievement test focusing on listening and speaking skills in order to reveal the realization of the objectives set forth for students studying primary school 2nd grade English teaching curriculum. For validity purposes of the draft achievement test, three foreign language field experts and three 2nd grade English teachers were consulted and the number of items in the achievement test was determined and then item discrimination and item difficulty analyses were carried out. The listening part of the achievement test was applied to 202 students and the speaking part was applied to 125 2nd grade students in the spring semester of 20132014 academic years. The final listening test included 20 items after 18 items were excluded after analysis and 2 easy items were also excluded for grading easiness. For the speaking part, only 4 items were left out after item difficulty analysis and 1 item was excluded for grading easiness, so 20 items were included in the final speaking test. KR-20 value of the test was examined for the internal consistency and it was found that the listening test had.70 reliability and the speaking test had.81 reliability, which are adequate.