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Cheng, Junyu; Matthews, Joshua – Language Testing, 2018
This study explores the constructs that underpin three different measures of vocabulary knowledge and investigates the degree to which these three measures correlate with, and are able to predict, measures of second language (L2) listening and reading. Word frequency structured vocabulary tests tapping "receptive/orthographic (RecOrth)…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Correlation
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Aryadoust, Vahid; Zhang, Limei – Language Testing, 2016
The present study used the mixed Rasch model (MRM) to identify subgroups of readers within a sample of students taking an EFL reading comprehension test. Six hundred and two (602) Chinese college students took a reading test and a lexico-grammatical knowledge test and completed a Metacognitive and Cognitive Strategy Use Questionnaire (MCSUQ)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Item Response Theory, Reading Comprehension
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Cai, Hongwen – Language Testing, 2013
Partial dictation is a measure of EFL listening proficiency that can be easily constructed, administered, and scored by EFL teachers. However, it is controversial whether this form of test measures lower-order abilities exclusively or involves both lower- and higher-order abilities. In order to answer this question, a study was designed to examine…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Listening Comprehension Tests, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Jin, Yan; Fan, Jinsong – Language Testing, 2011
The purpose of the Test for English Majors (TEM) is to measure the English proficiency of Chinese university undergraduates majoring in English Language and Literature and to examine whether these students meet the required levels of English language abilities as specified in the National College English Teaching Syllabus for English Majors…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Advisory Committees, Individual Testing, Examiners
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Zhang, Ying; Elder, Catherine – Language Testing, 2011
This paper reports the findings of an empirical study on ESL/EFL teachers' evaluation and interpretation of oral English proficiency as elicited by the national College English Test-Spoken English Test (CET-SET) of China. Informed by debates on the issue of native speaker (NS) norms which have become the focus of attention in recent years, this…
Descriptors: Language Tests, College English, Foreign Countries, Native Speakers
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Schmitt, Norbert; Ng, Janice Wun Ching; Garras, John – Language Testing, 2011
Although the Word Associates Format (WAF) is becoming more frequently used as a depth-of-knowledge measure, relatively little validation has been carried out on it. This report of two validation studies tackles various important WAF issues yet to be satisfactorily resolved. Study 1 conducted introspective interviews regarding students' WAF…
Descriptors: Scoring, Vocabulary Development, Associative Learning, Validity
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Davis, Larry – Language Testing, 2009
The use of pair work in speaking assessment may encourage collaboration in the classroom and has other advantages (Saville & Hargreaves, 1999; Taylor, 2000) but from a measurement perspective, the paired oral format may be problematic because a partner may unfairly influence an examinee's performance or otherwise bias scores. In this study,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)