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Table 4 Item analysis of the 8 MC reading items from form B (n = 43)

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
Item1 Factual .58 .499 .29 .222 .681
Item2 Vocabulary .54 .505 .64 .457 .643
Item 3 Factual .30 .465 .21 .231 .679
Item 4 Rhetorical .35 .482 .71 .480 .640
Item 5 Negative factual .56 .503 .43 .257 .676
Item 6 Factual .37 .489 .57 .200 .684
Item 7 Inference .28 .454 .36 .246 .676
Item 8 Summary