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ERIC Number: EJ1144171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Computer-Assisted Assessment: Highlights and Challenges
Tahmasebi, Soheila; Rahimi, Ali
Teaching English with Technology, v13 n2 p55-74 2013
Due to the unquestionable roles of technology in language classes, it might be necessary to use computers in assessing language knowledge. This study aimed to examine how computers may be used to assess language ability of [English for Specific Purposes] ESP students. Sixty computer-major university students at Abadan University are the participants of this study. They have taken an ESP course for a four-month academic term. To measure these participants' ESP knowledge, two types of tests were used: a final achievement test based on course content, and a computer-assisted test based on [target language use] TLU domain. The study used a computer-assisted test to highlight the validity of the final achievement test. This study also investigated ESP students' perception of computer-supported assessment and highlighted some obstacles that may hinder e-supported activities in an Iranian context. Regarding the findings, the study points to the possibility of using computer-assisted assessment as an alternative to the present a mainstream testing system.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
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