An investigation of the reliability analysis of speaking test

Khan, Raja Muhammad Ishtiaq and Noor Raha, Mohd Radzuan and Shahbaz, Muhammad and Kumar, Tribhuwan (2020) An investigation of the reliability analysis of speaking test. The Asian EFL Journal, 27 (3.1). pp. 356-373. ISSN 1738-1460. (Published)

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Speaking skill is marked as one of the most significant for language learning. The assessment of the oral test remained difficult because of the involvement of humans. The speaking assessment is based on the reliability of the test and reliability relies on the raters' score. To this, the present study is an attempt to estimate the inter-rater reliability of the Speaking test used in the Common First Year program (CFY) of a public university in Saudi Arabia. The data were collected through a scoring sheet from 62 EFL learners. 6 raters were involved in the rating of 61 participants of the study. Quantitative data analysis was used to estimate the reliability of the speaking test. The correlation coefficient and Bland-Altman test were used to measure the agreement between the raters. SPSS was used for data analysis in the present study. The result of the study indicated that the speaking test used in the CFY program is in the accepted norm of the reliability values.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Speaking, Reliability, EFL, Oral Test, raters
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Center for Modern Languages
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 08:25
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 04:34
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