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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2022, 4(10); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2022.041013.

Development and Validation of the Ability Test of Guessing Word Meanings from Contextual Clues (ATGWMCC)


Jiang Chao

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Jiang Chao

Department of Foreign Languages, Guangdong Vocational Institute of Public Administration, Guangzhou, China


Although the strategy of guessing word meanings from context plays quite an important role in L2 vocabulary learning and reading comprehension, only a few tests have been developed to measure the ability of guessing word meanings from contextual clues. This paper aims to construct and validate an ability test of guessing word meanings from contextual clues (ATGWMCC) to fill the research gap. The participants of this ATGWMCC are non-English major graduates, from whose performances the items of the original test are revised and modified to be more reliable and valid. This paper will illustrate the development and validation of the ATGWMCC from the following aspects: the process of test construction; validation study of ATGWMCC; item revision and conclusion.


Guessing Word Meanings, Contextual Clues, ATGWMCC, Non-English Major Graduates, Test Construction, Validation

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Jiang Chao. Development and Validation of the Ability Test of Guessing Word Meanings from Contextual Clues (ATGWMCC). The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 10: 80-85. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2022.041013.


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