Language Testing Research Centre seminar: Re-visiting rating scale development

Re-visiting rating scale development – modelling construct choices made by scale developers

Date: 25 March 2021

Presenter: Associate Professor Ute Knoch


Rating scale development in the field of language assessment is often considered in dichotomous ways: it is assumed to be guided either by expert intuition or by drawing on performance data. Associate Professor Knoch presents a model showing the different sources of scale construct in the corpus and shows how this model can be used in rating scale development and validation activities.