Self-assessment of students' speaking skills

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2019
Başak, Helin
This study has the main aim to examine whether there is a significant difference between students’ self-assessment of their speaking skills and teachers’ assessment of students’ speaking skills. In addition, the study also aims to determine whether students and teachers assess different components of speaking skill such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and fluency significantly different from each other or not. Finally, the study aims to investigate whether students’ self-assessment show differences in terms of their proficiency level in English, gender, and exposure to English outside the school. The data were collected via a self-assessment scale given to the participants and English language teachers’ assessment of the participants based on a speaking assessment scale. The results show that the teachers and the students assess the speaking skills significantly differently from each other. The mean score of the teachers’ assessment is 79.2 out of 100 while the mean score of the students’ self-assessment is 61.7. These scores conclude that the teachers assess the students’ speaking skills higher than the students themselves. In a nutshell, students evaluate their vocabulary, grammar, fluency, pronunciation and communication skills lower than their teachers. The results also show how insecure the students feel about their speaking skills as a whole. In addition, the results show that the students’ self-assessment of their speaking skills and teacher assessment of speaking skills change depending on the students’ level of proficiency, gender and exposure to English outside the classroom.

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H. Başak, “Self-assessment of students’ speaking skills,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2019.