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Data and codebook for FLA article: Self-assessment: How reliable is it in assessing oral proficiency over time?

Version
2
Resource Type
Dataset : other
Creator
  • Winke, Paula (Michigan State University)
  • Ma, Wenyue (Michigan State University)
Publication Date
2018-01-03
Funding Reference
  • National Security Education Program's Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative
    • Award Number: 0054-MSU-22-PI-280-PO2
Free Keywords
This is a data subset from the larger project.
Description
  • Abstract

    Abstract: Second language (L2) learners can assess their oral skills with some accuracy. A question is whether learners can reliably use self-assessment to track their language gains over time. During the spring of two subsequent years, 80 university L2-Chinese learners completed an oral-skills self-assessment based on the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-do Statements (2015), and took an ACTFL OPIc. Results were compared to see how accurate the self-assessments were and to determine if the students’ self-assessment skills improved. Most students’ OPIc gains were reflected in their self-assessment gains; meanwhile, learners tended to under-assess rather than over-assess their skills. Students at the Novice and Advanced proficiency levels were more accurate self-assessors than were Intermediate-level learners. There was no difference in self-assessment-rating accuracy between Years 1 and 2. The findings suggest that self-assessment based on the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-do Statements is valuable for low-stakes assessments, for example, to monitor students’ proficiency gains and to globally track the way in which language programs promote proficiency growth.
  • Weighting

    No weights.
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: The data subset includes 80 learners.
  • Technical Information

    Presence of Common Scales: ACTFL OPIc scale of Novice Low to Superior, represented as numbers 1 through 10.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-03-01 / 2017-05-01
    Time Period: Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2015--Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017 (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, and Spring 2017)
  • 2015-03-01 / 2017-05-01
    Collection Date(s): Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2015--Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017 (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan State University
Sampled Universe
Chinese-language learners at Michigan State University in the undergraduate program who took the ACTFL OPIc tests at least twice with a one-year interval in between.Smallest Geographic Unit: Self-assessment scores; OPIc scores
Sampling
Pseudo-random.
Collection Mode
  • other~~web-based survey~~

    These data were collected as part of the National Security Education Program's Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative grant that was awarded to Principal Investigators Paula Winke and Susan Gass at Michigan State University, Award Number 0054-MSU-22-PI-280-PO2.

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Update Metadata: 2018-12-19 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-12-19

Winke, Paula; Ma, Wenyue (2018): Data and codebook for FLA article: Self-assessment: How reliable is it in assessing oral proficiency over time?. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E107833V2