ERIC Number: ED172523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Direct Testing of Speaking Proficiency: Theory and Application.
Clark, John L. D., Ed.
The following papers are presented in the conference proceedings: (1) "Development and Current Use of the FSI Oral Interview Test," by H. Sollenberger; (2) "Interview Testing in Non-European Languages," by W. Lovelace; (3) "Measuring Second Language Speaking Ability in New Brunswick's Senior High Schools," by M. Albert; (4) "Using the FSI Interview as a Diagnostic Evaluation Instrument," by S. Graham; (5) "Direct Testing of Speaking Skills in a Criterion-Referenced Mode," by R. Franco; (6) "Oral Proficiency Testing in New Jersey Bilingual and English as a Second Language Teacher Certification," by R. Brown; (7) "Adaptation of the FSI Interview Scale for Secondary Schools and Colleges," by C. Reschke; (8) "Interview Techniques and Scoring Criteria at the Higher Proficiency Levels," by R. Jones; (9) "Testing Speaking Proficiency Through Functional Dialogues," by I. Roos-Wijgh; (10) "Scope and Limitations of Interview-Based Language Testing: Are We Asking Too Much of the Interview?" by R. Lado; (11) "Measuring Foreign Language Speaking Proficiency: A Study of Agreement Among Raters," by M. Adams; (12) "Independent Rating in Oral Proficiency Interviews," by J. Quinones; (13) "Third Rating of FSI Interviews," by P. Lowe, Jr.; (14) "Determining the Effect of Uncontrolled Sources of Error in a Direct Test of Oral Proficiency and the Capability of the Procedure to Detect Improvement Following Classroom Instruction," by K. Mullen; (15) "Realiability and Validity of Language Aspects Contributing to Oral Proficiency of Prospective Teachers of German," by R. Clifford; (16) "Interview Testing Research at Educational Testing Service," by J. Clark; (17) "Psychophysical Scaling of the Language Proficiency Interview, A Preliminary Report," by R. Vincent; and (18) "Setting Standards of Speaking Proficiency," by S. Livingston. (AMH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conference Reports, Higher Education, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Linguistic Competence, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Test Construction, Test Validity, Testing
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (free)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Oral Testing
Note: Proceedings of a Conference conducted by Educational Testing Service in cooperation with the U.S. Interagency Language Round Table and the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (Washington, D.C. March 1978)