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Mendoza, Anna – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The author examines discourses of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and World Englishes (WEs) in the commercials for 2 standardized English tests: the International English Language Testing System for study abroad in English-dominant countries and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program for Canadian permanent residency and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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McNamara, Tim; Knoch, Ute – Language Testing, 2012
This paper examines the uptake of Rasch measurement in language testing through a consideration of research published in language testing research journals in the period 1984 to 2009. Following the publication of the first papers on this topic, exploring the potential of the simple Rasch model for the analysis of dichotomous language test data, a…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Item Response Theory
Barron, Deirdre; Zeegers, Margaret – Australian Educational Researcher, 2006
This paper focuses on discursive practices of postgraduate research as a crucial element in constructs of international student subjectivities when they undertake postgraduate studies in Australian universities. As such, it focuses on a discursive field emerging within domains of internationalisation, globalisation, and resistance. It examines…
Descriptors: Models, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Foreign Students, Graduate Students