Improving English Test Qualities


  • Chanika Gampper Language Institute Thammasat University


English Tests are widely used in classrooms and outside. Many of them draw a lot of criticism for not being an accurate measurement tool while their results are used to make important decisions for stake holders. This article looks into the definition of a test, its five necessary qualities, namely reliability, validity, authenticity, backwash, and practicality and how to improve them so that English tests are good, effect, and useful.

Keyword: English Tests, Test Qualities: Reliability, Validity, Authenticity, Backwash, Practicality


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Gampper, C. (2015). Improving English Test Qualities. Thammasat Review, 16(3), 73–83. Retrieved from