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《Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education in China》 2010-01
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Validation of TEM-4 Writing;Analytic Rating Scale:Multi-facet Rasch Measurement

LI Qing-hua~1,KONG Wen~2 (1.Shanghai International Studies University/School of Foreign Studies of Southern Medical University,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510515,China; 2.College of Science and Technology,Ningbo University,Ningbo,Zhejiang 315211,China)  
The new analytic rating scale for TEM-4 writing module is empirically-developed and revised based on the related experts.For the purpose of validating the scale,18 raters were involved to evaluate 35 writing scripts from TEM-4(2007) original papers.Analysis of the scores was undertaken by using an item response theory model-Multi-Facet Rasch Measurement.The results indicate that the new rating scale was able to distinguish between different levels of writing ability of the examinees,and that raters used the scale in a consistent and consensus way though there were significant differences of severity of raters' applying rating scale and some bias in the interaction between raters and examinees as well as raters and rating scale.The new scale on the whole can be valid for TEM-4 writing testing.
【Fund】: 上海外国语大学“211”三期建设重点学科资助项目“英语专业写作教学语料库建设与研究”(编号:SISU211-3-1-1-032)的部分成果
【CateGory Index】: H319.3
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【Citations】
Chinese Journal Full-text Database 1 Hits
1 Liu Jianda;Comparing native and nonnative speakers' scoring in an interlanguage pragmatics test,[J];Modern Foreign Languages;2007-04
【Secondary Citations】
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1 by LIU Jianda (National Key Research Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong Univ. of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou 510420, P. R. China);Measuring interlanguage pragmatic knowledge of Chinese EFL learners[J];Foreign Language Teaching and Research;2006-04
2 by Liu Jianda;A many-facet analysis of Written Discourse Completion Test[J];Modern Foreign Languages;2005-02
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