Applying the socio-cognitive framework: gathering validity evidence during the development of a speaking test
English language assessment
Subject Categories::X162 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
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Other TitlesLessons and Legacy: A Tribute to Professor Cyril J Weir (1950–2018)
AbstractThis chapter describes how Weir’s (2005; further elaborated in Taylor (Ed) 2011) socio-cognitive framework for validating speaking tests guided two a priori validation studies of the speaking component of the Test of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) in Japan. In this chapter, we particularly reflect upon the academic achievements of Professor Cyril J Weir, in terms of: • the effectiveness and value of the socio-cognitive framework underpinning the development of the TEAP Speaking Test while gathering empirical evidence of the construct underlying a speaking test for the target context • his contribution to developing early career researchers and extending language testing expertise in the TEAP development team.
CitationNakatsuhara F, Dunlea J (2020) 'Applying the socio-cognitive framework: gathering validity evidence during the development of a speaking test', in Taylor L, Saville N (ed(s).). Lessons and Legacy: A Tribute to Professor Cyril J Weir (1950–2018), Cambridge: UCLES/Cambridge University Press pp.132-158.
PublisherUCLES/Cambridge University Press
SponsorsThis project was funded and supported by Eiken Foundation of Japan.
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