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Title: Assessing Spoken Production
Authors: Fulcher, Norman G.
First Published: 31-Aug-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Fulcher, NG, Assessing Spoken Production, ed. Coombe, C, 'TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching', Wiley-Blackwell, 2016
Abstract: Spoken production is assessed using a scale that aids the rating process. The scale increases the reliability with which different assessors will arrive at the same judgment about a learner’s current proficiency. Teachers can use scales adapted from large-scale assessments, or devise their own for specific uses in a local context. There are two broad approaches to scale development, the intuitive and the empirical. Both have advantages and weaknesses that must be evaluated given its intended use and learner group. However, a scale should have properties that support the development of teaching teams, and the articulation of explicit curriculum goals. This tends to favor locally designed scales that are sensitive to a specific learning ecology. When teaching teams articulate learning goals in scale descriptors it is possible to enhance task-based learning, learner awareness, and independence.
ISBN: 9781118784228
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Wiley-Blackwell.
Description: The file associated with this record is under permanent embargo in accordance with the policy of the publisher.
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