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Re-evaluating the assessment of phonetic skills: what we learned during the pandemic

Setter, J. ORCID:, Knight, R.-A. and Whitworth, N. (2023) Re-evaluating the assessment of phonetic skills: what we learned during the pandemic. In: The 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 7-11 August 2023, Prague, Czechia, pp. 4214-4219. (Radek Skarnitzl & Jan Volín (eds). Guarant International. ISBN 9788090811423)

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The sudden move to online teaching and assessment during the pandemic proved a challenge for many subjects; this was no less the case for phonetics. This paper describes how we endeavoured to devise comparable online assessment tasks for the evaluation of two aspects, articulatory phonetic skills and understanding of phonetics theory, and our evaluation of the success of the online tasks. Normally assessed under exam conditions with no access to external resources, we altered and developed our assessments so that students could complete the tasks online. Scores from the outcomes of these assessments are compared with pre-pandemic scores. We discuss what we have learned from moving these assessments online, implications for students, and consider whether we will continue with these methods of assessment outside of lockdown conditions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Language and Applied Linguistics
ID Code:112948
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