Interviewer Variability in Oral Proficiency Interviews by Annie BrownInterviewer Variability in Oral Proficiency Interviews by Annie Brown

Interviewer Variability in Oral Proficiency Interviews

byAnnie Brown

Paperback | November 7, 2005

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This book was the winner of the 2005 Jacqueline A. Ross Dissertation Award for second or foreign language testing.
The assessment of speaking skills is an important part of the language learning process, whether carried out by teachers in the classroom or through proficiency tests administered by testing agencies. However, the complex and subjective nature of speaking assessment raises a number of important questions about the validity, reliability and fairness of test procedures. This book, which is based on research into the speaking test of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), shows how the performance of learners in oral proficiency interviews cannot be taken unequivocally as an indication of their ability, as variation in interviewer behaviour can have an impact both on learner performance and on ratings outcomes.
The Author: Annie Brown is Head of Educational Assessment in the Ministry of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to this she was Deputy Director of the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. She has taught and published widely in the field of language testing and evaluation.
Title:Interviewer Variability in Oral Proficiency InterviewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:November 7, 2005Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631542240

ISBN - 13:9783631542248

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Table of Contents

Contents: Oral Proficiency Interviews – Second or Foreign Language Assessment – Conversation Analysis – Rasch Analysis – IELTS.