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Assessment - Listening Comprehension
Components of Listening Comprehension
In the BEST Plus assessment framework, listening comprehension refers to how well the student understands questions posed in conversation and answers appropriately. When measuring a speaker’s skills in this area, it is important to consider questions such as: How well does the student understand spoken English in different settings and on different topics? How often does the student need to hear speech repeated in order to understand the speaker? How often does the student misunderstand what is said?
The videos below feature students demonstrating different levels of listening comprehension. As you watch the videos, keep in mind the questions described above and consider the level of listening comprehension of each examinee.
This clip features a student who does not demonstrate listening comprehension.
This clip features a student who demonstrates listening comprehension.
Note: These video clips were filmed during live administrations of the BEST Plus oral English language proficiency assessment and are used with permission of the examinees and test administrators.