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19年申请季维立克英语交流能力评估

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2018-06-14 来源:网络


摘要: 2019申请季维立克英语交流能力评估(SEE)标准调整声明 | Vericant SEE Scoring Updates

维立克英语交流能力评估(SEE)最早是根据the Common European Framework Reference for Language(欧洲语言共同参考框架,CEFR)建立的。然而,语言学一直在不断地发展变化。应用语言学专家每年都会面向English as a Second Language(英语作为第二语言,ESL)的学生收集新数据,观察其交流中最重要的特征,以便进行有针对性的研究,比如为教学指引、考试、教材提供基准等。维立克英语交流能力评估团队一直在与国际应用语言学方面的权威专家合作,并一直向专家们提供我们力所能及的帮助。对应ESL方面每年的数据更新,我们会密切跟进并同步更新。同时,维立克会基于最新的语言学研究成果重新审查英语交流能力评估(SEE)标准,以确保SEE成绩的准确性与公正性,从而更好地为每位考生服务。 

在2019年新的申请季来临之季,我们参照了今年语言学新的研究成果及最近的数据,更新了我们的评分系统。在此,我们向所有学校和所有考生承诺:我们将一如既往地保证SEE成绩的准确性与公正性,更好地衔接中国标准和欧洲标准,并力争使我们的英语交流能力评估标准处于语言评估学科的最前沿。 

我们很负责地告诉大家,维立克官方已将维立克评估团队对英语交流能力(SEE)评估标准所作出的更改及时通知到了所有合作学校,以便校方调整他们对SEE评估成绩的政策。 


现在,我们将《2019申请季维立克英语交流能力评估(SEE)标准》的主要变化和此变化对考生成绩的影响公布如下:

SEE评估标准的主要变化 


五类语言评估标准(范围、准确度、流利度、互动性、连贯性)。在2019季的评估中,我们将把这五类标准更加细化。 

互动性方面的分值比重将提高。 

词汇、语法使用准确度的分值比重将降低。 

这些变化会产生的影响 

新SEE评分标准会比以前更加注重学生的交流和互动能力,同时将降低语法方面的分值比重。对于有明显语法错误,但大部分时候可以表达自己大致意图的学生,扣分将比以前有所减少。 

我们预计在这个新出台的评估标准下,考生的SEE分数将会提高0.25到0.75分。(注:我们预计的仅为SEE平均分数。每位考生个人的SEE成绩易受临场发挥能力影响,我们无法预估到每位考生。) 





具体评分事例 




EXAMPLE 1: 学生A 

词汇量很多,能够运用高级词汇,如SAT/GRE词汇。 

有一些语法方面的欠缺,例如:介词使用不当、语序错乱等问题。 

英语的发音不好,容易让人产生误解或者完全听不懂。 

面试时沟通意愿强,积极互动,敢于表达。 

过去的SEE成绩:3.6分 

新SEE成绩:4.1分 

原因:在新的SEE评估标准下,语法所占分值降低,因此语法错误对分数的影响减少。同时,学生在面试时候的互动性强,互动性分值所占比例有所提高。由于发音错误而影响表达,仍然会影响其流利度评分。 


EXAMPLE 2: 学生B 

对词汇和语法的掌握都很准确。 

沟通不太积极,不善于用英语表达,面试中的回答较短,始终没有表现出积极沟通交流的能力。 

发音相对较好,但是缺乏语调变化,这使说话有时听起来比较单调。 

过去的SEE成绩:4.2分 

新的SEE成绩:3.8分 

原因:这个学生的分数大部分来自于“准确度”。在“范围”方面的得分会比较低,因为在面对不同的话题时,该学生无法自然地用英语沟通、交流。说话缺乏语调变化可能会影响其在“流利度”方面的得分。 




维立克预面试(VPI)分数报告 



今年,我们同样更新了维立克预面试(VPI)的分数报告。在2019年申请季,参加维立克预面试的考生将收到一份维立克英语交流能力预估(PSEE)报告。维立克预面试与正式面试十分相似:不仅是面试流程,甚至PSEE和SEE都将使用今年出台的《2019申请季维立克英语交流能力评估(SEE)标准》。 

维立克预面试将开放于整个2019申请季度(时间:2018年5月1日至2019年3月31日),并且每个考生可以在本申请季参加三次维立克预面试。PSEE成绩报告将为考生提供一个幅度为0.5分的分数范围,即PSEE成绩报告会呈现一个分数段,例如:3.5分-4.0分。考生可以以此了解自己英语交流能力的大概水平,也可以用这个分数来预估自己即将参加的维立克正式面试的SEE成绩。 

报名维立克预面试、维立克面试或希望了解更多相关信息,请登录官网进行注册或者直接联系我们: schedule@vericant.com / + 86 10 8485 6364。 






ENGLISH VERSION HERE~ 



Every year, Vericant reviews the Spoken English Evaluation (SEE) to ensure that it provides an accurate measurement of a student’s ability to communicate effectively in an English classroom. For this season we have made a number of important scoring updates that are explained below. 


Vericant’s Assessment team has collaborated with leading experts in the field of assessing English as a Second Language (ESL) to revise our scoring system to reflect the latest scientific advances. The Vericant Spoken English Evaluation (SEE) scoring rubric was originally modeled after the Common European Framework Reference for Language (CEFR). However, linguistic science has evolved since the CEFR was first published, and experts of applied linguistics for ESL students have new data informing them of the most important features of communication. As a part of our ongoing commitment to remain at the cutting edge of linguistic assessment,and to present the ability of students fairly and accurately, we have spent the last 12 months updating the SEE scoring rubric. 


Vericant has notified all partner schools to ensure that they understand the changes in the rubric and implications of these updates so that they can adjust their evaluation processes accordingly. 



Key changes to the SEE rubric and their impact on scores are listed below: 

Key changes to the SEE: 

Students are scored on specific features within five linguistic categories (Range, Accuracy, Fluency, Interaction, and Coherence). These feature scores are now weighted, meaning that some features have more or less impact on the overall score than other features. 

The features that now have MORE weight are related to a student’s ability to demonstrate interactive skills in the interview. 

The features that have LESS weight are related to grammatical and lexical accuracy. 


Effects of Changes: 

A student who is able to express themselves effectively, but makes grammatical errors may see a higher score under the new rubric than under the prior rubric. In essence, the SEE now places greater emphasis on a student’s ability to communicate effectively, while reducing the emphasis on the student’s ability to be grammatically accurate. 

Although individual results will vary, we anticipate that these changes will result in an increase of the average SEE score by 0.25-0.75 points. 



STUDENT SCENARIOS: EXAMPLES OF SCORING IMPACT 



Student A: 

The student has a strong vocabulary and is able to use advanced (SAT/GRE level) words. 

This student has average grammatical control and regularly has problems with prepositional phrases and word order. 

The student’s accent causes mispronunciations, which at times may lead to misunderstandings. 

The student is engaged and interactive throughout the interview. She is not afraid to speak, and does so with confidence. 

Old score: 3.6 SEE 

New score: In calculating the new score, there is less of a negative impact from the grammatical mistakes. Also, a more positive impact from interactive skills pulls the student’s score up. Mispronunciations that make the student difficult to understand still impact her fluency score. 

New score: 4.1 SEE 


Student B: 

The student has a great grasp of vocabulary and grammar. 

The student often gives very short responses and does not consistently demonstrate the ability to speak spontaneously in the interview. 

The student’s accent is clear, although she lacks a varied tone. This results in her sounding monotone at times. 

Old Score: 4.2 SEE 

New score: While this student scores highly in accuracy, she will score lower in range as she is not able to demonstrate the ability to converse comfortably on a wide range of topics. The student’s fluency score may be affected by her monotone answers. 

New score: 3.8 SEE 




VPI SCORE REPORT 


As part of the changes to the SEE this year, we have updated the score report for students taking the Vericant Pre-Interview (VPI). This year, students will receive a Predictive Spoken English Evaluation (PSEE). The VPI is similar to the Vericant Interview (VI), and will be scored on the same new rubric, by the same raters that provide SEE scores on the VI. 

The VPI is available throughout the season, and you may take the VPI interview up to 3 times each season. The PSEE score will be provided as a .5 range (e.g., 4.1 - 4.6). This score is meant to help you predict what your SEE score would have been had you sat for the Vericant Interview that day. (To book VPI or learn more about the Pre-Interview, please register online or contact us at schedule@vericant.com or +86 10 8485 6364.)

 

 


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