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ERIC Number: ED346710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing Rating Scales for CASE: Theoretical Concerns and Analyses.
Milanovic, Michael; And Others
The development of the Cambridge Assessment of Spoken English (CASE) is reviewed, with particular reference to the trialling and validation of the rating scales. The objectives of the test are to assess an individual's ability to produce and process spoken English; demonstrate the ability to communicate in English through the use of grammatical, discourse, and interactive skills; and maintain fluent and accurate discourse as appropriate. The test was based on a model of language proficiency. Attention was paid to the development process itself, which was both cyclical and iterative rather than linear. Decisions were evaluated in light of experience and trialling evidence and changes of direction applied as appropriate. Materials were developed in parallel with rating scales, training, and administrative procedure. The document includes approximately 17 pages of tabular or graphic information to supplement the narrative. Contains 7 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A