Rater Reliability of the Oral Interview Speaking Test

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ABSTRACT  This paper reports results of a study which examined inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Oral Interview test. Oral interviews were administered to one hundred six students of Hebrew at the University of Minnesota; the taped interviews were then graded independently by three trained raters. The results suggest that communicative tests such as the Oral Interview can be used reliably by decision-makers in spite of their subjective nature.

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