S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 30 Number 1/4 (1994)
The Testing of Oral Interaction: A Research Perspective
- Milanovic, Michael
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.30 No.3, pp. 641-655
- This paper reviews some of the research that has taken place in relation to the validation of tests of speaking. It considers four facets in some detail. These are the candidate, the examiner, the rating scales and the language elicited. A number of research projects are reviewed in the paper. Work in progress by Cambridge and UCLA is focusing on the characteristics of the test taker with a view to investigating relationships between these and test performance and content. The language of the candidate is considered from a discourse perspective based on work by Young and Milanovic (1992). Lazaraton's work on examiner language (1993) in relation to CASE is considered and the development and analysis of rating scales is examined by Milanovic et al. (1992).