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Kang, Mun-koo; Chang, Hyung-ji – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This study is aimed at ensuring the validity of the Practical English Certification Test (PECT) of the Chung-nam Office of Education (COE) in Korea. Motivated by the demand for a developing localized English test to empower English learning in public education, the COE conducted the PECT for 38,544 students of elementary, middle and high schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests
Yi, Jyi-yeon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Given that nowadays writing skill is included in main standardised tests worldwide as well as nationwide, as writing assessment is employed as a part of performance assessment in classroom testing at high school level in Korea, English teachers are first expected to establish the construct of writing ability explicitly prior to devising other…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Definitions, Writing Tests
Yi, Jyi-yeon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Whilst diary study is used for pedagogical purposes, course evaluation and basic research on language learners, this study aims to explore the possibility of using it to investigate how teachers perceive and use rating schemes. Three English teachers who worked at various high schools in Korea rated 224 scripts written by 112 Korean high school…
Descriptors: Diaries, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes