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McCray, Gareth; Brunfaut, Tineke – Language Testing, 2018
This study investigates test-takers' processing while completing banked gap-fill tasks, designed to test reading proficiency, in order to test theoretically based expectations about the variation in cognitive processes of test-takers across levels of performance. Twenty-eight test-takers' eye traces on 24 banked gap-fill items (on six tasks) were…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, Item Analysis, Eye Movements
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Huang, Heng-Tsung Danny; Hung, Shao-Ting Alan; Plakans, Lia – Language Testing, 2018
Integrated speaking test tasks (integrated tasks) provide reading and/or listening input to serve as the basis for test-takers to formulate their oral responses. This study examined the influence of topical knowledge on integrated speaking test performance and compared independent speaking test performance and integrated speaking test performance…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Speech Tests, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Cheng, Junyu; Matthews, Joshua – Language Testing, 2018
This study explores the constructs that underpin three different measures of vocabulary knowledge and investigates the degree to which these three measures correlate with, and are able to predict, measures of second language (L2) listening and reading. Word frequency structured vocabulary tests tapping "receptive/orthographic (RecOrth)…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Correlation
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Wang, Zhen; Zechner, Klaus; Sun, Yu – Language Testing, 2018
As automated scoring systems for spoken responses are increasingly used in language assessments, testing organizations need to analyze their performance, as compared to human raters, across several dimensions, for example, on individual items or based on subgroups of test takers. In addition, there is a need in testing organizations to establish…
Descriptors: Automation, Scoring, Speech Tests, Language Tests
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van Batenburg, Eline S. L.; Oostdam, Ron J.; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; de Jong, Nivja H. – Language Testing, 2018
This article explores ways to assess interactional performance, and reports on the use of a test format that standardizes the interlocutor's linguistic and interactional contributions to the exchange. It describes the construction and administration of six scripted speech tasks (instruction, advice, and sales tasks) with pre-vocational learners (n…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Speech Tests, Interaction, Test Reliability
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Babaii, Esmat – Language Testing, 2018
The present study intended to investigate whether test takers' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge can contribute to their efficient use of lexical bonds while restoring damaged texts in reduced redundancy tests. Moreover, the moderating role of general language proficiency was investigated in this interaction. In so doing, Vocabulary Levels…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Vocabulary, Knowledge Level, Language Tests
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Norris, John; Drackert, Anastasia – Language Testing, 2018
The Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF) plays a critical role as a standardized test of German language proficiency. Developed and administered by the Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.), TestDaF was launched in 2001 and has experienced persistent annual growth, with more than 44,000 test takers in…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Kim, Hyejeong – Language Testing, 2018
This paper aims to identify what aviation experts consider to be the key features of effective communication by examining in detail their commentary on a 17-minute segment of recorded radiotelephony discourse between a Russian pilot and a Korean air traffic controller. The segment was played to three practising pilots and three air traffic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Air Transportation, Traffic Safety, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ross, Steven – Language Testing, 2018
Interactional competence has been variously defined as turn-taking ability, paralinguistic features of communication such as eye contact, gesture, and gesticulation, and listener responses. In existing assessment systems such as the oral proficiency interview (OPI), interactional competence is only rarely explicitly factored into the holistic…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Responses, Interaction, Competence
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Lam, Daniel M. K. – Language Testing, 2018
The ability to interact with others has gained recognition as part of the L2 speaking construct in the assessment literature and in high- and low-stakes speaking assessments. This paper first presents a review of the literature on interactional competence (IC) in L2 learning and assessment. It then discusses a particular feature--"producing…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Roever, Carsten; Kasper, Gabriele – Language Testing, 2018
In the assessment of speaking, a psycholinguistically based speaking construct has predominated. In this paper, we argue for the integration of the construct of interactional competence (IC) in speaking assessments to broaden the range of defensible inferences from speaking tests. IC emphasizes the co-constructed nature of interaction and enables…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Plough, India; Banerjee, Jayanti; Iwashita, Noriko – Language Testing, 2018
The papers in this special issue provide support for continued scrutiny of interactional competence (IC) as an important component of the speaking construct. The contributions underscore the complex nature of IC and remind us of the multiple factors that affect any construct definition. At the same time, each study offers insights into those…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Correlation, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Wind, Stefanie A.; Peterson, Meghan E. – Language Testing, 2018
The use of assessments that require rater judgment (i.e., rater-mediated assessments) has become increasingly popular in high-stakes language assessments worldwide. Using a systematic literature review, the purpose of this study is to identify and explore the dominant methods for evaluating rating quality within the context of research on…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Evaluators, Evaluation Methods, Interrater Reliability
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Isaacs, Talia; Trofimovich, Pavel; Foote, Jennifer Ann – Language Testing, 2018
There is growing research on the linguistic features that most contribute to making second language (L2) speech easy or difficult to understand. Comprehensibility, which is usually captured through listener judgments, is increasingly viewed as integral to the L2 speaking construct. However, there are shortcomings in how this construct is…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Ginther, April; Yan, Xun – Language Testing, 2018
This study examines the predictive validity of the TOEFL iBT with respect to academic achievement as measured by the first-year grade point average (GPA) of Chinese students at Purdue University, a large, public, Research I institution in Indiana, USA. Correlations between GPA, TOEFL iBT total and subsection scores were examined on 1990 mainland…
Descriptors: Correlation, Computer Assisted Testing, Profiles, English (Second Language)
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