6. Use of Technology in Rating Speaking Tests

Assessing Speaking - Current and Future Perspectives - Fumiyo Nakatsuhara

Fumiyo Nakatsuhara [+-]
University of Bedfordshire
Fumiyo Nakatsuhara is Reader in Language Assessment at CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire.
Vivien Berry [+-]
British Council
Vivien Berry is Senior Researcher in Language Assessment at the British Council.


Chapter 6 discusses how technology can now be effectively used for enhancing scoring validity of tests, by minimizing potential unfairness to test-takers related to construct irrelevant variables such as rater severity, and by facilitating electronic transfers of recorded test performances and on-line rater standardization training. It also describes how technology can aid interlocutors’ test administration in face-to-face speaking tests (e.g. TEAP’s use of iPads to facilitate test administration) and how ratings of video-recorded performances compare to ratings of audio-recorded performances.

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Nakatsuhara, Fumiyo; Berry, Vivien. 6. Use of Technology in Rating Speaking Tests. Assessing Speaking - Current and Future Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2023. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40216. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40216. Oct 2023

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