Olena Petrashchuk


Abstract. The article deals with the problem of measurability of oral speech sample as a test quality.Provision of this quality is required for reliability of assessment speaking skills. The main focus is on specificnature of speaking skill including its mental, communication and social aspects. Assessment of speakingskills is analyzed through prism of descriptors of rating scales proposed in ICAO documents. Method of oralproficiency interview is applied to obtain an oral speech sample measurable against the scales. Themeasurability of oral speech sample is considered as a Speaking Test quality alongside with other testqualities such as validity and reliability.Keywords: aviation english language proficiency, ICAO rating scale, measurability of oral speechperformance, oral speech sample, speaking skill.


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