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Developing Analytic Rating Guides for TOEFL iBT Integrated Speaking Tasks ESL TOEFL iBT

Jamieson, Joan; Poonpon, Kornwipa
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RR-13-13, TOEFLiBT-20
ETS Research Report
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Ability Testing, English as a Second Language (ESL), Formative Assessment, Grammar, Oral Communication, Phonology, Scoring Rubrics, Verbal Reports, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Internet Based Testing (iBT)


The rating guides expanded the current scoring scales for the three dimensions of delivery, language use, and topic development, so that key features of increasingly proficient speaking performance were described in more detail. Suggestions for future validation studies are provided in terms of an iterative process of trials and revisions.

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