This study aimed at investigating the effect of training in-service teachers of English in language testing on their acquisition and performance in test construction skills. Fifty male and female in-service teachers of English were randomly chosen from the General Diploma, Faculty of Education, Al-Minia University, Egypt. The present study used a semi-experimental method with a pre-test-posttest, control group design. The experimental group was exposed to the twomonth training program (administered in the second semester of the academic year 2017-2018) and the pre-and-post data collection procedures. Instruments employed in the present study included a training program in test construction skills made of a students’ book and teacher’s guide, a written test in the achievement of (TCS) and a written test of performance in (TCS). Analysis of the data by means of a t-test for data from the both the pre-tests and posttests indicated significantly better post achievement gains. The researcher concluded that the proposed program had a positive effect on the in-service teachers’ acquisition and performance in (TCS). Finally, the study presented educational implications and suggestions for additional research in relation to teacher preparation programs.
مجلة العلوم الإنسانية
Acquisition test and Evaluation