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Kim, Ilhong. 2006. Effects and Agenda of the Nationwide English Listening Comprehension Test in Korea. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 14(1), 183-202. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of the state-run nationwide English listening comprehension test in Korea, which has been regularly held for the secondary school students four times a year for the more than two decades. This study examines the theoretical background of English listening comprehension skills through the relevant literature reviews. The applied and analyzed data in this study is comprised of 15,088 questionnaires filled in by secondary students from all around the country except Seoul and the Jeju Island area in Korea. This empirical study tried to reflect the students' views on the nationwide English listening comprehension test, whereas almost all of the previously published research is on the test item difficulties or item discriminations. This study also attempted not to compare the students academic achievements by the regions or by the schools, but suggests an agenda for a better English listening comprehension test in Korea.