VIBE: Computer-based vocabulary-size and strength test for testing and learning

Hananto, Hananto (2011) VIBE: Computer-based vocabulary-size and strength test for testing and learning. Polyglot, 5 (1). pp. 48-58. ISSN 1907-6134

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Abstract

This paper reports the development of VIBE (Vocabulary Item-Bank of English) from its infancy as a dissertation (Hananto 2007) up to its current usage. VIBE is a computer-based vocabulary size and strength test containing almost 2000 high frequency words from the Genera' Service List (West 1953) and 570 words form the Academic Word List (Coxhead 2000). VIBE has a double task measuring two different strengths of word knowledge: active recall and passive recognition. The active recall task requires the test-takers to supply one missing letter of the English target word and the passive recall task asks them to select the meaning of the target word in Indonesian. Because of the double tasks, three different scoring systems are possible based on: (1) the active recall task, (2) the passive recognition task, and (3) both of the two tasks. VIBE was designed not only for testing but also for learning because in computer-based tests it Is possible to do so. Recently, VIBE has also been used for VocComp - a new vocabulary competition using a computer connected to a projector. The competition is believed to be more educational, challenging, and fun than the Spelling Bee and Scrabble competitions commonly held in Indonesia.

Item Type: Article
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Hananto, HanantoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: vocabulary; English language
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Divisions: University Subject > Current > Directorate/Department > Directorate of Center for Research and Community Development > Journal > Polyglot
Current > Directorate/Department > Directorate of Center for Research and Community Development > Journal > Polyglot
Depositing User: Esterina M. Jonatan
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 01:36
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 01:36
URI: http://repository.uph.edu/id/eprint/2412

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