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Bijani, Houman; Abbasi, Masoumeh – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
This study is intended to explore an applicable and effective model of simulated situation for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and also investigate the effects of the simulated environment on Willingness to Communicate (WTC) of the learners. To carry out this study, 300 elementary level EFL learners were chosen. A Key English Test…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Communication Skills, Student Attitudes
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Osmani, Freshteh – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2021
Nowadays, owning to the failure of the Traditional Educational System, the only option left is the Virtual Educational, which will change the educational system at 180 degrees. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the relationship between different factors associated with the level of satisfaction amongst students of Medical…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, School Closing
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Tavakoli, Elaheh; Amirian, Mohammad Reza; Burner, Tony; Davoudi, Mohammad; Ghaniabadi, Saeed – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2019
This validation study was undertaken to evaluate the construct of Formative Assessment of Writing (FAoW) operationalized by an instrument with 50 Likert scale items. To identify the EFL learners' experiences of FAoW practices, the instrument was first piloted with three EFL learners, and subsequently administered on a sample of 255 EFL learners…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bazvand, Ali Darabi; Kheirzadeh, Shiela; Ahmadi, Alireza – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2019
The findings of previous research into the compatibility of stakeholders' perceptions with statistical estimations of item difficulty are not seemingly consistent. Furthermore, most research shows that teachers' estimation of item difficulty is not reliable since they tend to overestimate the difficulty of easy items and underestimate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Test Items, Difficulty Level
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Kheirzadeh, Shiela; Marandi, S. Susan; Tavakoli, Mansoor – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2019
To investigate the congruence between the requisite postgraduate academic language skills and the language skills measured by the General English section of the Iranian National PhD Entrance exam, field specialist informants, language-specialist informants and post-graduate students were questioned. The informants' data were collected through…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, College Entrance Examinations, Doctoral Programs