|Evaluation||1. Observations of performance on the test are properly evaluated to provide observed scores reflective of pragmatic comprehension ability.||1. Statistical characteristics of test items are appropriate for the intended purpose of the test.||1. Item/test statistics (e.g., item/test difficulty, item discrimination, item fit, distractor analysis) are within an expected range.|
|Explanation||2. Expected scores are attributable to a construct of pragmatic comprehension ability.||2. Test performance varies according to well-documented examinee factor(s) affecting pragmatic comprehension.||2. Positive effects of proficiency on test performance.|
|3. The internal structure of the test conforms to a theoretical view of the construct of pragmatic comprehension ability.||
3a. Strong correlations between different types of implicatures.|
3b. Different implicature types lead to different test performance.
3c. Different linguistic knowledge, processes, and strategies are involved in interpreting different types of implicatures.