Keywords: Construct Validity, English Language Reading Test, Secondary School Certificate Examination, Bangladesh.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity of the English Language reading test of secondary school certificate examination in Bangladesh. A qualitative research method was incorporated to collect and analyze the data followed by a retrospective and introspective interview. For conducting the research, the eight SSC candidates of session 2021-2022 and three teaching and testing experts were invited. The students were asked to participate in an instant English reading test and the experts were invited to make judgments on three reading strategies and students’ reading performances. The study found a little agreement among specified reading strategies of secondary education curriculum, experts’ judgments and students’ used reading strategies for establishing the construct validity of the English reading test of secondary school certificate examination in Bangladesh.
Article Info: Received: 29 Jul 2023, Received in revised form: 01 Sep 2023, Accepted: 07 Sep 2023, Available online: 14 Sep 2023
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