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Table 3 Summary of construct coverage for the GEPT-A and iBT

From: A comparability study between the General English Proficiency Test- Advanced and the Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language

Construct component # of GEPT items % of GEPT items # of iBT items % of iBT items
Reading for specific details 11 27.5 42 34.4
Reading for the main idea 1 2.5 0 0.0
Reading for major points 0 0.0 8 6.6
Inferencing 0 0.0 8 6.6
Identifying author purpose 1 2.5 9 7.4
Vocabulary knowledge/determining the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary from context 0 0.0 31 25.4
Vocabulary knowledge 0 0.0 5 4.1
Sensitivity to rhetorical organization 1 2.5 9 7.4
Sensitivity to cohesion 0 0.0 2 1.6
Paraphrasing and/or summarizing 6 15.0 8 6.6
Skimming 12 30.0 0 0.0
Scanning 8 20.0 0 0.0
Total 40 100.0 122 100.0