An Inter-Rater Perspective for the Researches on Assessing Writing

HAN, Turgay and EFE, Hüseyin and Parlak, Erdinç (2010) An Inter-Rater Perspective for the Researches on Assessing Writing. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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In assessing EFL students’ writings consistently, there are various factors that must be taken into consideration while rating. Especially those who want to make quantitative researches using raters or who aim to give suitable feedback to written productions should be responsible for fulfilling the requirements in marking and scoring process. In this context, this paper looks insight for some issues related to the raters, such as inter-rater reliability, analytic or holistic examinations, rating criteria, and others. This study includes 8 native raters and 8 non-native raters, each of whom rated an ESL essay both holistically and analytically. Every participant rater’s background of scoring ESL writings was similar. The result showed that there was no significant difference between raters, that is, participants’ grading of the essay is irrespective of their being native speakers. At the end of the study, some important implications for essay rating practices and both the researchers and language teacher were emphasized. Key Words: Rater, Reliability, Assessing Writing, EFL

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rater, Reliability, Assessing Writing, EFL
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 15:07

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