Standard setting in specific-purpose language testing: What can a qualitative study add?
Elizabeth Manias, Tim McNamara
LANGUAGE TESTING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016
This paper explores the views of nursing and medical domain experts in considering the standards for a specific-purpose English language screening test, the Occupational English Test (OET), for professional registration for immigrant health professionals. Since individuals who score performances in the test setting are often language experts rather than domain experts, there are possible tensions between what is being measured by a language test and what is deemed important by domain experts. Another concern is a lack of qualitative research on the process of the standard setting. To date, no published qualitative work has been identified about the contributions of domain experts in the stan..View full abstract
Related Projects (2)
Awarded by Australian Research Council
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research received funding from the Australian Research Council through a Linkage Project grant, LP0991153, and from the Occupational English Test (OET) Centre (Partner Organization).