Interaction in a Paired Speaking Test : the Rater's Perspective
May, Lyn (2011) Interaction in a Paired Speaking Test : the Rater's Perspective. Language Testing and Evaluation, 24. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany.
Paired speaking tests are increasingly used in both low-and high-stakes second language assessment contexts. Until recently, very little was known about the way in which raters interpret and apply descriptors relating to interactional competence to a performance that is co-constructed. This book presents a study which explores the interactional features of a paired speaking test that were sailient to raters and the extent to which raters viewed the performance as separable. The study shows that raters use their own frames of reference to interpret descriptors and that they viewed certain features of the performance as mutual accomplishments. The book takes us 'beyond scores', and in doing so, contributes to the growing body of research on paired speaking tests.
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|Keywords:||paired speaking test, interactional competence, co-construction, raters|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Deposited On:||18 Jul 2011 17:30|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2014 14:54|
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