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ERIC Number: EJ850585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Native and Nonnative Rater Behavior in Grading Korean Students' English Essays
Lee, Hee-Kyung
Asia Pacific Education Review, v10 n3 p387-397 Sep 2009
The purpose of the study is to investigate rating behavior between Korean and native English speaking (NES) raters. Five Korean English teachers and five NES teachers graded 420 essays written by Korean college freshmen and completed survey questionnaires. The grading data were analyzed with FACETS program. The results revealed Korean raters' inferiority in measuring linguistic components. Furthermore, the Korean raters were more severe in scoring grammar, sentence structure, and organization, whereas the NES raters were stricter toward content and overall scores. In addition, the analysis of the raters' responses on survey discovered that the NNS raters' perception spread into content and grammar as the most difficult feature to grade, while all NES raters thought content as the most difficult. Based on these research findings, future research suggestions and implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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