Rater Reliability of the Oral Interview Speaking Test



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.