Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

8. Innovative Implementation of a Web-Based Rating System for Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction

Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

Hyejin Yang [+-]
Iowa State University
Hyejin Yang is a lecturer in universities in Seoul, South Korea. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University. Her academic interests lie in speaking language assessment, automated writing evaluation, and computer assisted language learning.
Elena Cotos [+-]
Iowa State University
Elena Cotos is an Assistant Professor in the Applied Linguistics Program at Iowa State University. She is also the Director of the Center for Communication Excellence of the Graduate College at Iowa State University. She investigates genre writing in the disciplines, corpus and genre-based pedagogy, automated writing evaluation, and functional language in instructional discourse.

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Technology offers unique features for integrating assessment of and for language learning in online instructional environments. This chapter focuses on validating the diagnostic uses of a web-based rating platform called R-PLAT, which captures multiple aspects of language performance that can serve as diagnostic evidence needed to inform transitioning from a face-to-face speaking course to a more individual ability tailored online mode. Empirical evidence obtained from quantitative and qualitative data supports the judgmental assumption that the diagnostic descriptors recorded via R-PLAT are indicative of target speaking ability levels used for placement into proficiency-based levels of the course. Overall, this work presents an example of how theoretically-grounded evaluation frameworks can serve to overarch the validation of the uses of computer-based assessment tools for the purpose of shaping a strong learner fit quality for online language teaching.

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Yang, Hyejin; Cotos, Elena. 8. Innovative Implementation of a Web-Based Rating System for Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction. Assessment Across Online Language Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 167-183 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781797013. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34392. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34392. Feb 2018

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