EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
2nd INTERSPEECH Event

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001

                 

Relating PhonePass Scores Overall Scores to the Council of Europe Framework Level Descriptors

John H. A. L. de Jong (1), Jared Bernstein (2)

(1) Language Testing Services, The Netherlands
(2) Ordinate Corporation, USA

This study is a preliminary report on an experiment relating PhonePass SET-10 scores to the scale of level descriptors in the Council of Europe Framework. This scale describes the content and level of second language proficiency from a functional communicative perspective. Speech samples from each of 121 non-native English speakers were (1) scored in SET-10, an automatic speaking test, and (2) rated under the European Framework through the conciliation of three independent raters. Rater reliability in using the Council of Europe scale and the comparability of the human and automatic measures are reported.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Jong, John H. A. L. de / Bernstein, Jared (2001): "Relating phonepass scores overall scores to the council of europe framework level descriptors", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2803-2806.