Research Forum: Evaluating Learner Self-Assessment

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Colin Painter, Prefectural University of Kumamoto

This exploratory study examines Pearson product-moment correlations between
learner and teacher-assessment in a CAl (Computer Assisted Instruction)-based
communicative English course for Japanese university students. It also explores
the validation of the program-specific tests used for self-assessment through
correlation of the students' self-assessed test scores with their TOElC scores.
Although the self-assessment scores did not correlate significantly with all parts
of the TOEIC, significant correlations of self-assessment were observed with
teacher assessment, suggesting the reliability of the self-assessment procedure.