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ERIC Number: EJ821473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Voice Recognition: A New Assessment Tool?
Jones, Darla
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v14 n3 p413-427 Oct 2005
This article presents the results of a study conducted in Anchorage, Alaska, that evaluated the accuracy and efficiency of using voice recognition (VR) technology to collect oral reading fluency data for classroom-based assessments. The primary research question was as follows: Is voice recognition technology a valid and reliable alternative to traditional oral reading fluency data collection methods? Results indicated that the VR data collection process employed in this study was clearly and significantly less accurate than traditional data collection methods. Nonetheless, accuracy rates, although lower than desired, were fairly stable over time, indicating that VR should be further investigated as a potential assessment tool. The article concludes with specific recommendations for voice recognition implementation and suggestions for future research. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska