Investigating variability in tasks and rater judgements in a performance test of foreign language speaking

@inproceedings{Bachman1995InvestigatingVI,
  title={Investigating variability in tasks and rater judgements in a performance test of foreign language speaking},
  author={Lyle F. Bachman and Brian K. Lynch and Maureen Catherine Mason},
  year={1995}
}
Much of the recent debate that has surrounded the development and use of 'performance', or 'communicative' language tests has focused on a supposed trade-off between two sets of desirable qualities: correspondence between test tasks and test performance to nontest language use for content relevance; and reliability of scores derived from test performance. One area that has been of particular concern with performance tests is the potential variability in tasks and rater judgements, and this has… CONTINUE READING

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