The effect of mode of response on a semi-direct test of oral proficiency

Kiddle, Thom and Kormos, Judit (2011) The effect of mode of response on a semi-direct test of oral proficiency. Language Assessment Quarterly, 8 (4). pp. 342-360. ISSN 1543-4303

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This article reports on a study conducted with 42 participants from a Chilean university, which aimed to determine the effect of mode of response on test performance and test-taker perception of test features by comparing a semidirect online version and a direct face-to-face version of a speaking test. Candidate performances on both test versions were double-marked and analysed using both classical test theory and many-facet Rasch measurement. To gain an insight into students’ perceptions of the two modes of delivery, we also asked candidates to complete a questionnaire after sitting each version. The many-facet Rash analysis showed no significant difference in the difficulty of the two versions of test. Nonetheless, there was a significant preference among candidates for the face-to-face version across a number of different features of the test.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Language Assessment Quarterly
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Language Assessment Quarterly, 8 (4), 2011, © Informa Plc
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/pe
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 51011
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2011 11:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 01:28

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