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Karlin, Omar; Karlin, Sayaka – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2018
This study had two aims. The first was to explain the process of using the Rasch measurement model to validate tests in an easy-to-understand way for those unfamiliar with the Rasch measurement model. The second was to validate two final exams with several shared items. The exams were given to two groups of students with slightly differing English…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Validity, Test Items, Accuracy
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Ashwell, Tim; Elam, Jesse R. – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
The ultimate aim of our research project was to use the Google Web Speech API to automate scoring of elicited imitation (EI) tests. However, in order to achieve this goal, we had to take a number of preparatory steps. We needed to assess how accurate this speech recognition tool is in recognizing native speakers' production of the test items; we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Ockey, Gary J.; Papageorgiou, Spiros; French, Robert – International Journal of Listening, 2016
This article reports on a study which aimed to determine the effect of strength of accent on listening comprehension of interactive lectures. Test takers (N = 21,726) listened to an interactive lecture given by one of nine speakers and responded to six comprehension items. The test taker responses were analyzed with the Rasch computer program…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Listening Comprehension, Lecture Method, Computer Software
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Sayadi, Fatemeh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study aimed at investigating the effect of virtual language learning method on Iranian intermediate EFL learners writing ability. The study was conducted with 20 English Translation students at Chabahar Maritime University who were assigned into two groups, control and experimental, after ensuring of their homogeneity by administering a TOEFL…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lavolette, Elizabeth; Polio, Charlene; Kahng, Jimin – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
Various researchers in second language acquisition have argued for the effectiveness of immediate rather than delayed feedback. In writing, truly immediate feedback is impractical, but computer-assisted feedback provides a quick way of providing feedback that also reduces the teacher's workload. We explored the accuracy of feedback from…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Accuracy