University Students’ Test-taking Strategies and Their Language Proficiency

Document Type : Original Article


University of Tehran, Iran


Test-taking strategies are of two kinds: general and specific. General strategies are applicable to any test while specific ones can be employed by test-takers in special kinds of tests. Specific cognitive test-taking strategies, in turn, are divided into various types: structure, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Based on their level of language proficiency, test-takers may show various degrees of tendency in making use of these strategies. The present study is an attempt to investigate whether there is any significant relationship between the subjects’ proficiency level and their tendency in using various types of strategies while taking a test of language proficiency.