ERIC Number: EJ579764
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Systematic Effects in the Rating of Second-Language Speaking Ability: Test Method and Learner Discourse.
Upshur, John A.; Turner, Carolyn E.
Language Testing, v16 n1 p82-111 Jan 1999
Research on two approaches to assessment of second-language performance--second-language acquisition and language testing--is examined and compared with regard to systematic effects on language tests. Findings incidental to a test development project are then presented. It is concluded that a full account of performance testing requires a paradigm incorporating relationships not specified in research on either approach. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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