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ERIC Number: EJ1096131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-4018
Playing the Recording Once or Twice: Effects on Listening Test Performances
Ruhm, Richard; Leitner-Jones, Claire; Kulmhofer, Andrea; Kiefer, Thomas; Mlakar, Heike; Itzlinger-Bruneforth, Ursula
International Journal of Listening, v30 n1-2 p67-83 2016
Much debate surrounds the issue of whether allowing candidates to listen to recordings twice is more desirable in language tests than offering just one opportunity. Using regression models, this study investigates, analyses and interconnects both item difficulty and stimulus length in relation to the frequency of stimulus presentation and its effect on test results. The study involved 1,266 eighth-grade learners with perceived A2/B1 level in English as a first foreign language. The final discussion seeks to offer explanations for the results that clearly indicate the advantages of listening once; likewise, potential implications for listening tests and classroom practice are raised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria
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