Interaction in Paired Oral Proficiency Assessment in Spanish: Rater and Candidate Input into Evidence Based Scale Development and Construct Definition

Interaction in Paired Oral Proficiency Assessment in Spanish: Rater and Candidate Input into Evidence Based Scale Development and Construct Definition

by Ana Maria Ducasse

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631613344
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: Language Testing and Evaluation Series , #20
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ana Maria Ducasse holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, lectures and is head of program in Spanish at La Trobe University in Australia. Prior to this she taught and managed ESL programs. Teaching first Italian, then ESL, and now Spanish kindled an interest in second language acquisition, in particular spoken language. Experience as an IELTS assessor developed a parallel interest in language testing which has become a major research focus.

Table of Contents

Contents: Issues relevant to assessing communicative interaction in pairs – Interlocutor effects in testing speaking – Developing rating scales – Rater orientation to peer interaction in speaking tests – Candidate orientation to peer interaction – Developing a data based rating procedure from observed peer interaction.

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