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Book: Scoring Second Language Spoken and Written Performance

Chapter: Measuring Rating Quality

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40862


Chapter 2 focusses on measuring rater quality. We provide a detailed framework for classifying measures of rating quality and discuss the most commonly used indices and measurement techniques in more detail. The chapter concludes with a summary of what detailed information each rater index can provide about the rater effects described in Chapter 1.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ute Knoch ( - uknoch) 'University of Melbourne'
  • Judith Fairbairn ( - jfairbairn) 'British Council'
  • Yan Jin ( - jinyan) 'Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China'