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ERIC Number: EJ1003319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
An Investigation of How the Channel of Input and Access to Test Questions Affect L2 Listening Test Performance
Wagner, Elvis
Language Assessment Quarterly, v10 n2 p178-195 2013
The use of video technology has become widespread in the teaching and testing of second-language (L2) listening, yet research into how this technology affects the learning and testing process has lagged. The current study investigated how the channel of input (audiovisual vs. audio-only) used on an L2 listening test affected test-taker performance. In addition, how access to the test questions while the text was played (questions accessible vs. questions not accessible) affected performance was investigated. A total of 192 English as a Second Language learners took a listening test under four different conditions: audiovisual input and test questions accessible, audio-only input and test questions accessible, audiovisual input and test questions not accessible, and audio-only input and test questions not accessible. A 2 x 2 factorial analysis of variance conducted with the data indicated that test-takers who received audiovisual input scored higher than test-takers who received audio-only input, whereas access to test questions did not affect test-taker performance, and there was no interaction between the two independent variables. From these results, a number of implications for L2 testing are presented. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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