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Levi, Tziona; Inbar-Lourie, Ofra – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
The conceptualization of language assessment literacy (LAL) is currently a subject of debate in the language testing community, especially with regard to the role language components play in this construct. This is part of a broader discussion of generic and discipline-specific assessment literacy. Previous research on language teachers' LAL aimed…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Knowledge Level, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Nguyen, Ha; Gu, Yongqi – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
Recently, many universities in Vietnam have adopted the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Listening and Reading test as a language exit test for non-English major students. This study aimed at examining the perceived impact of the TOEIC Listening and Reading test on English teaching and the mechanism by which this test impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Ali, Md. Maksud; Hamid, M. Obaidul – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
This article reports on a study that was carried out to explore the factors that contribute to a negative washback effect on English language teaching (ELT) in secondary schools in Bangladesh. Twelve secondary school teachers were interviewed to understand their perspectives on which factors influenced their pedagogical choices. The interview data…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Xie, Qin – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
This article describes the steps we went through in designing and validating an item bank to diagnose linguistic problems in the English academic writing of university students in Hong Kong. Test items adopt traditional item formats (e.g., MCQ, grammatical judgment tasks, and error correction) but are based on authentic language materials…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Item Analysis
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Collier, Jo-Kate; Huang, Becky – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
This article presents a critical review of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS), a large scale standardized English language proficiency (ELP) assessment developed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and administered since 2004. TELPAS is used as an annual summative assessment for all English Learners (ELs) in grades…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Standardized Tests
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Taghizadeh Vahed, Sharareh; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
The interaction between language proficiency and discipline-related background knowledge is an important feature of LSAP (Languages for Specific Academic Purposes) tests and is viewed as a necessity in these tests unlike general purpose language tests which try to diminish the potential effect of discipline-related knowledge. Therefore, variables…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Language Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Choi, Inn-Chull; Moon, Youngsun – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
This study examines the relationships among various major factors that may affect the difficulty level of language tests in an attempt to enhance the robustness of item difficulty estimation, which constitutes a crucial factor ensuring the equivalency of high-stakes tests. The observed difficulties of the reading and listening sections of two EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Difficulty Level
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Oh, Saerhim – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
Many second language (L2) learners utilize writing resources (e.g., linguistic tools that help check their language, search engines, and websites) when writing in their L2. Nevertheless, these tools and resources are prohibited in most writing assessments based on the assumption that using them provides an inaccurate or unfair measure of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Tests, Reference Materials, English Language Learners
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Kormos, Judit; Brunfaut, Tineke; Michel, Marije – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
Previous studies examined the association between motivational characteristics and language learning achievement, but considerably less is known about young language learners' task-specific motivation in assessment contexts. Our study investigated the task motivation of young learners of English when completing computer-administered integrated…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Motivation
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Kremmel, Benjamin; Harding, Luke – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
While scholars have proposed different models of language assessment literacy (LAL), these models have mostly comprised prescribed sets of components based on principles of good practice. As such, these models remain theoretical in nature, and represent the perspectives of language assessment researchers rather than stakeholders themselves. The…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Language Tests, Stakeholders, Online Surveys
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Berger, Armin – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), with its illustrative scales and salient features of spoken language at the reference levels, is widely used as the base for rating scales for performance testing. If practitioners want to measure and report even small gains in proficiency, they need to adapt the descriptors to their local context…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Language Proficiency, Speech, English (Second Language)
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Choi, Ikkyu; Wolf, Mikyung Kim; Pooler, Emilie; Sova, Lorraine; Faulkner-Bond, Molly – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
Scaffolding, an instructional strategy for providing support until learners can perform a task on their own, holds a potential to improve assessments for test takers who need support to demonstrate their abilities, such as English learners (ELs). In this study, we evaluated the benefits of including scaffolded tasks in standardized speaking…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Item Response Theory
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Banerjee, Heidi Liu – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
To effectively achieve communicative goals, second language (L2) learners need not only the necessary L2 knowledge, skills, and abilities, but also the relevant topical knowledge. However, in L2 assessment contexts, very few existing tests-in-operation have examined L2 learners' topical knowledge as part of their language performance. This study…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Knowledge Level, Vignettes
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Gu, Lin; Hsieh, Ching-Ni – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
Examining spoken features across proficiency levels allows researchers to explore the nature of speaking proficiency as it develops. This line of research has thus far primarily focused on adult second language (L2) learners. Using cross-sectional data based on a large-scale language assessment intended for young L2 learners, in this study, we…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Larson, Elizabeth Jean; Rajendram, Shakina – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
The number of internationally mobile students pursuing higher education increases each year, with 8 million students expected to study abroad globally by 2025 (Farrugia, 2014). Many English-dominant universities require international applicants to provide standardized test scores as evidence of English proficiency. Accordingly, millions of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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