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Annotated Bibliography: Oral Proficiency Testing

This annotated bibliography presents pertinent and useful research in the field of Oral Proficiency Testing, ranging from foundational publications to the latest innovations and studies, from 1988 to the present. It is divided into several categories by topic and common theme for ease of use: (1) Overviews and background; (2) Validity and validation studies; (3) Test and task design; (4) Oral proficiency assessment development; (5) Interlocutor and examinee characteristics; (6) Raters and interviewers; (7) Implementation and use; (8) Oral proficiency testing and curriculum; and (9) Technology. Throughout the bibliography, the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages will be referred to by the acronym ACTFL, and the Oral Proficiency Interview will be referred to as the OPI.
Author(s): AELRC
Language(s): -Applicable to any language-
Category: Research, Assessment
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Audience: K-8, 9-12, University, Heritage, Special Purpose
General Format: Web
Specific Medium: Online Text, Website
Skill: Speaking
Price: Free
Year: 2016
Keywords: oral proficiency, assessment, bibliography, validity, interviews, raters, speaking, testing, test
Publisher: Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center
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