ITT Annual Lecture

Das ITT e.V. verananstaltet regelmäßig Gastvorträge. Interessierte Zuhörer sind herzlich eingeladen.

Die ITT Lecture 2018 findet am 17. Mai 17.15 Uhr - 18.45 Uhr im Vortragsraum P901 in der 9. Etage über dem Paulinum der Universität Leipzig (Augustusplatz 10) statt.

Wir freuen uns, Dr. Dorry M. Kenyon  (Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, DC) zum Thema "The Scripted Oral Interview: Can Technology and Advanced Psychometrics Improve its Potential?" begrüßen zu dürfen.

Abstract:

I begin this talk by reviewing the history of scripted oral language assessments (i.e., oral language tests in which the administrator is given what to say from a script), going back to 1970's. In particular, I focus on the Basic English Skills Test (BEST), originally developed in the 1980's by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) for immigrant and refugee adults learning survival-level English. I then describe work at CAL to use technology and advanced psychometrics to make the use of a technologically-mediated, psychometrically-advanced scripted interview more robust and practical. I illustrate this approach using the current BEST Plus, which has been operational since 2006 and is administered over 1 million times per year to adult English language learners in the U.S. I continue my talk with plans for the next generation, BEST Plus 3.0, currently being piloted and field tested, describing issues this new generation of the assessment is addressing both from the technology perspective and the psychometric perspective. I conclude my talk with reflections on some of the potential benefits and challenges of this approach to oral proficiency assessment.

Hinweis: Bitte nutzen Sie den rechten Fahrstuhl (beim Eingang zum Andachtsraum Paulinum/Augusteum) in die 9. Etage. Der linke Aufzug fährt nur ins 8. OG.

 

 

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