Proceedings of The International Conference on Modern Research in Education, Teaching and Learning
The Impact of Analytical Grading Criteria on Holistic Grade in the Speaking Assessment
With the advance of communicative approach in language teaching and learning, the same tendencies started to be observed in another inseparable area of education: assessment. The move has been quite difficult especially in the areas of the assessment of productive language skills, writing and speaking, owing to the openness to subjective interpretation. Notwithstanding, the move to more interactive formats in their assessment has been steady. The most popular for the today is the format of pair or group interviews in the assessment of oral language performance. This move has been naturally accompanied by the growing demand for more research as to the effect of the format on the validity and reliability of the test and its results. The current paper aims to contribute to the research findings by exploring the relationship between the various analytical grading criteria and the holistic grade as well studying the impact of the criterion of interaction on the global holistic rate.
Keywords: paired and group speaking assessment, pair interviews, interaction, analytical grading criteria, correlation, impact on the holistic rate.