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Table 3 Item analysis of the 8 MC reading items from form A (n = 47)

From: Test format effects: a componential approach to second language reading

  Item type Mean Std. deviation Item discrimination Corrected item-total correlation Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted
Item 1 Reference .64 .486 .65 .459 .636
Item 2 Vocabulary .32 .471 .26 .130 .686
Item 3 Inference .64 .486 .34 .197 .677
Item 4 Factual .49 .505 .70 .496 .629
Item 5 Factual .49 .505 .45 .256 .669
Item 6 Vocabulary .81 .398 .35 .393 .650
Item 7 Factual .83 .380 .29 .196 .674
Item 8 Negative Factual .85 .360 .35 .320 .660
Item 9 Summary