Departmental Bulletin Paper CEFR-Jに基づいたCan-Doディスクリプタの信頼性と相関関係の基礎的調査 : M大学教養英語の事例
A fundamental study on the reliability and correlation of CEFR-J based Can-Do Descriptors : A case of M University freshman English program

渡慶次, 正則  ,  Norman, Fewell  ,  津嘉山, 淳子  ,  名城, 義久  ,  とけし, まさのり  ,  ノーマン, フィーウェル  ,  つかやま, じゅんこ  ,  なしろ, よしひさ  ,  Tokeshi, Masanori  ,  Tsukayama, Junko  ,  Nashiro, Yoshihisa  ,  名桜大学国際学群

(25)  , pp.13 - 23 , 2016-03 , 名桜大学総合研究所
This study is intended to adopt into university freshman English programs the CEFR-J, the Japanese version of the CEFR, so that reliability and correlation with an English proficiency test regarding self-ratings of CEFR-J Can-Do Decriptors can be examined. The participants (N=389), M University freshmen answered the CEFR-based questionnaire, in which they rated their own English proficiency. Analysis of the questionnaire indicated the following. The overall tendency was that average self-ratings among five skill categories showed strong intercorrelations (Cronbach's alpha: 0.87). On the other hand, in-depth qualitative analysis of individual data showed that a large part of self-ratings did not follow the order of the CEFR-J difficulty levels and self-rating responses varied depending on the individual. Moreover, the statistical analysis between self-ratings and the English proficiency test rankings did not show strong correlation (Person's r: 0.3). This study concluded from the analysis that self-ratings of CEFR-J Can-Do Descriptors are not strongly reliable. In addition, self-ratings of Can-Do Descriptors and the English proficiency test are not strongly correlated. The results suggest that, for future university English education in Japan, designing Can-Do list based on the CEFR-J and using the CEFR-J as the absolute standard of English proficiency should be considered with caution.

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