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ERIC Number: EJ876758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
The Impact of Wearing a Face Mask in a High-Stakes Oral Examination: An Exploratory Post-SARS Study in Hong Kong
Coniam, David
Language Assessment Quarterly, v2 n4 p235-261 2005
This article describes a study that emerged as a result of the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis that struck Hong Kong in 2003. One outcome of the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis was that all personnel in all educational institutions in Hong Kong were compelled to wear face masks for the period April-August 2003. Consequently, the English language oral test for the Grade 11 public examination (with a candidature of approximately 100,000) taken in June 2003 was conducted with all test takers and oral examiners wearing face masks. (Contains 7 tables, 4 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong