Reliability and Validity Research on the Reading Part in TEM-8 (2016-2021)


TEM-8 reading part
Teaching (studying) strategies
Higher education




TEM-8 is one of the most important exams for higher education (English major) students in China. By collecting and analyzing relevant reliability and validity data of recent TEM-8 (2016 to 2021), the reliability and validity of the examination (reading part) can be understood. This article discusses the exam’s developing trend and provides suggestions for language teachers as well as exam candidates.

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