How can statistical analysis prove the existence of an independent foreign language skill?

Dévény, Ágnes: How can statistical analysis prove the existence of an independent foreign language skill? Proceedings of the Challenges for Analysis of the Economy, the Businesses, and Social Progress : International Scientific Conference Szeged, November 19-21, 2009. pp. 935-949. (2010)

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Abstract

The aim of my research was to prove that foreign language mediation is an independent language skill that can be measured by specific criteria and as part of a foreign language examination it contributes to a more complex assessment of the test-takers’ language knowledge. Besides other methods that are beyond the scope of this paper, the most important part of the research was the descriptive and mathematical statistical analysis of the results of the 18 examination periods covering more than 27000 test results from Budapest Business School Examination Centre. I wanted to present in this paper how I used statistical analyses to prove the existence of an independent foreign language skill. My research verified my hypothesis that written mediation examination task measures a segment of language knowledge independently; skills (subskills) appearing in it are not present in other examination tasks. Foreign language mediation is an independent language skill; therefore bilingual language examinations can measure skills that are not measureable by monolingual examination systems.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Challenges for Analysis of the Economy, the Businesses, and Social Progress : International Scientific Conference Szeged, November 19-21, 2009
Date: 2010
Page Range: pp. 935-949
ISBN: 978-963-06-9558-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nyelvi tesztelés, Kompetencia - pedagógia, Idegen nyelv oktatás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 948-949. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Apr. 26. 13:41
Last Modified: 2019. Apr. 26. 13:41
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/57849

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