Yıl 2017, Cilt 7, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 107 - 122 2017-02-16

Feasibility of Computer Assisted English Proficiency Tests in Turkey: A Field Study
Türkiye'de Bilgisayar Destekli İngilizce Yeterlilik Sınavlarının Fizibilitesi

Belgin AYDIN [1] , Serkan GERİDÖNMEZ [2] , Murat POLAT [3] , Emel AKAY [4]

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The content and administration procedures of proficiency tests, the difficulties faced and the perception of “proficiency” in schools of foreign languages in Turkish context are issues worth focusing on. One of the comprehensive studies on this topic was conducted by Aydın, Akay, Polat and Geridönmez (2016) in which they conducted a series of interviews with the administrators of 12 schools of foreign languages in Turkey as a part of a Scientific Research Project of Anadolu University. One of the striking findings of this study was the willingness and enthusiasm of administrators for computer assisted language proficiency tests. They stated that this practice may bring certain advantages regarding work load and quality. Therefore, two international test providers which design and administer such tests were visited within the scope of this research project to gather information about the technical and procedural information regarding the following issues: the reasons of the transition from paper-based tests to computer-based ones; the decisions taken prior to transition and preliminary works; the advantages and difficulties of computer based tests; and automatic scoring practices. This paper aims to report the results of these interviews by suggesting a possible path to develop our nationwide computer based proficiency test. development of the student.

The content and administration procedures of proficiency tests, the difficulties faced and the perception of “proficiency” in schools of foreign languages in Turkish context are issues worth focusing on. One of the comprehensive studies on this topic was conducted by Aydın, Akay, Polat and Geridönmez (2016) in which they conducted a series of interviews with the administrators of 12 schools of foreign languages in Turkey as a part of a Scientific Research Project of Anadolu University. One of the striking findings of this study was the willingness and enthusiasm of administrators for computer assisted language proficiency tests. They stated that this practice may bring certain advantages regarding work load and quality. Therefore, two international test providers which design and administer such tests were visited within the scope of this research project to gather information about the technical and procedural information regarding the following issues: the reasons of the transition from paper-based tests to computer-based ones; the decisions taken prior to transition and preliminary works; the advantages and difficulties of computer based tests; and automatic scoring practices. This paper aims to report the results of these interviews by suggesting a possible path to develop our nationwide computer based proficiency test. development of the student.

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Yazar: Belgin AYDIN
Kurum: ANADOLU ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Serkan GERİDÖNMEZ
Kurum: ANADOLU ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Murat POLAT
Kurum: ANADOLU ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Emel AKAY
Kurum: ANADOLU ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ajesi292590, journal = {Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi}, issn = {2146-4014}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {7}, pages = {107 - 122}, doi = {10.18039/ajesi.292590}, title = {Feasibility of Computer Assisted English Proficiency Tests in Turkey: A Field Study}, key = {cite}, author = {GERİDÖNMEZ, Serkan and POLAT, Murat and AKAY, Emel and AYDIN, Belgin} }
APA AYDIN, B , GERİDÖNMEZ, S , POLAT, M , AKAY, E . (2017). Feasibility of Computer Assisted English Proficiency Tests in Turkey: A Field Study. Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, 7 (1), 107-122. DOI: 10.18039/ajesi.292590
MLA AYDIN, B , GERİDÖNMEZ, S , POLAT, M , AKAY, E . "Feasibility of Computer Assisted English Proficiency Tests in Turkey: A Field Study". Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi 7 (2017): 107-122 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ajesi/issue/27726/292590>
Chicago AYDIN, B , GERİDÖNMEZ, S , POLAT, M , AKAY, E . "Feasibility of Computer Assisted English Proficiency Tests in Turkey: A Field Study". Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi 7 (2017): 107-122
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ISNAD AYDIN, Belgin , GERİDÖNMEZ, Serkan , POLAT, Murat , AKAY, Emel . "Türkiye'de Bilgisayar Destekli İngilizce Yeterlilik Sınavlarının Fizibilitesi". Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi 7 / 1 (Şubat 2017): 107-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.18039/ajesi.292590