This project investigated potential Aptis test-taker perceptions of its validity and test practicality in China. Eighty-three students from Wuhan University China participated in the study and took the Aptis test. A survey design with follow-up interviews was adopted. A questionnaire was used to investigate test-taker perceptions on aspects of their test-taking experience, test items, skills measured, and some practicality issues. Semi-structured interviews were carried out to further probe participant perceptions of the test.
The study was designed to compare English skills measured in Aptis to skills measured by other English tests on the Chinese market. Gaining a better understanding of test-taker perceptions of this new test can provide valuable information, informing test development, as well as test preparation practices.