Dataset LESLLA Writing
These data show the results of 6 groups of learners of Dutch as a second language on the same high-stakes A2 language test. - Lower educated learners in a slow track, at CEFR levels A1 (240 hours of instruction) and A2 (480 hours of instruction) - Learners with a secondary education background in a standard track, at CEFR levels A1 (120 hours of instruction) and A2 (240 hours of instruction) - Learners with a tertiary education background in a fast track, at CEFR levels A1 (60 hours of instruction) and A2 (120 hours of instruction) The test contains 4 tasks, corrected for content and (task 2, 3, 4) for a number of linguistic criteria. The linguistic criteria are scored according to CEFR-based criteria. The data show that the different track types are differentially effective in terms of test score. The increase in instruction hours does not allow lower educated learners to achieve equivalent test performance levels.