ERIC Number: EJ876392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Comments on "Evaluation of the Usefulness of the "Versant for English" Test: A Response"--The Author Responds
Chun, Christian W.
Language Assessment Quarterly, v5 n2 p168-172 2008
I welcome the feedback from Downey et al. on my analysis of the "Versant for English" Test (formerly called the PhonePass Test), as it provides opportunities to engage in dialogue on differing notions of language performance and authenticity and address the implications of technological expediency influencing and shaping the design of test tasks. The technological impact on spoken language assessment needs to be continually interrogated because its effects on the interactions between the test taker and the test input are open to much debate.
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Evaluation, Technological Literacy, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Validity
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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