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The Effects of Working Memory Span on Listening Tests without Preview Questions

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Authors
Kim, Bora
Issue Date
2015
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.51 No.2, pp. 403-420
Keywords
working memorymultiple-choice listening testlarge-scale listening testTEPS listeningtest validity
Abstract
This study aims to investigate the effects of working memory span on listening tests that do not include preview questions. In the first test session, question stems and answer options were only provided through oral input. However, in the second session, the same 31 test takers were allowed to read the question stems and answer options in a multiple- choice listening test. The gap score between the two sessions was then analyzed in relation to each students working memory span, which was, in turn, measured through a conceptual working memory span task. The results show a clear correlation between working memory span and gap score. This study suggests that removing written cues can lead to significantly lower achievement scores for test takers with a low working memory span.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/94840
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 51 Number 1/3 (2015)
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