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Coniam, David – CALICO Journal, 1998
Analyzes results of a previous study on speech recognition (SR) technology for its ability to distinguish between native- and nonnative English speakers. The current study concludes that SR technology has potential for testing the oral proficiency of English-as-a-Second-Language students.(ER)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, English (Second Language)
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Coniam, David – CALICO Journal, 1996
Describes the construction and small-scale implementation of a computer program that can be used on a self-access basis to assess English-as-a-Second-Language listening proficiency. The test involves an extended dictation in dialog form. Results indicate a good correlation with traditional pen-and-paper tests and suggests that the concept has…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Dictation, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Coniam, David – CALICO Journal, 1997
Describes the process for generating, from a text, three types of multiple-choice vocabulary cloze tests: one based on n-th word deletion, one using user-specified frequency ranges, and one based on a particular word class. The article discusses the extent to which good test material can be produced realistically by computer-aided systems and the…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Databases