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Heidari, Nasim; Ghanbari, Nasim; Abbasi, Abbas – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
It is widely believed that human rating performance is influenced by an array of different factors. Among these, rater-related variables such as experience, language background, perceptions, and attitudes have been mentioned. One of the important rater-related factors is the way the raters interact with the rating scales. In particular, how raters…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Rating Scales, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Ma, Hui; Chong, Sin Wang – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
High-stakes language tests are used around the world as a gatekeeping tool under the internationalization of higher education. However, the predictable aspect of the high-stakes language tests is seldom discussed, especially from students' perspectives. This study aims to address this gap by aiming to better understand how certain factors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Nguyen, Long Quoc; Le, Ha Van – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Achieving a sufficient IELTS band score for academic purposes has been a major goal of many L2 learners around the world, especially those in Asia. However, IELTS writing scores were consistently reported to be the lowest when compared to the scores in speaking, reading, and listening. Despite a growing body of research in IELTS writing, little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Ha, Hung Tan – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The article presents an empirical study that investigates the single- and cross-modality relationships between different dimensions of receptive vocabulary knowledge and language skills, as well as the importance of academic vocabulary knowledge in academic listening and reading comprehension. An Updated Vocabulary Levels Test (UVLT), a Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists
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Islam, Md Shaiful; Stapa, Mahani Bt – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Students of private universities in Bangladesh are often found to be less competent in spoken English. Since the universities have adopted EMI (English medium instruction) policy, the prevailing linguistic condition on the campus is an "English only environment." In this context, students are required to communicate in English both…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shabani, Enayat A.; Panahi, Jaleh – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The literature on using scoring rubrics in writing assessment denotes the significance of rubrics as practical and useful means to assess the quality of writing tasks. This study tries to investigate the agreement among rubrics endorsed and used for assessing the essay writing tasks by the internationally recognized tests of English language…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Scores, Interrater Reliability
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Farahani, Ali Akbar Khomeijani; Nemati, Majid; Nazari Montazer, Mostafa – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study examines the distribution of peer review in face-to-face and mobile-mediated peer review groups and their effects on students' revision skills and academic writing development. Seventy-two first-year English for academic purposes (EAP) students participated in an 18-session IELTS academic writing course in a Canadian university the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Peer Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hardy, Ian; Reyes, Vicente – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Although language test-takers have been the focus of much theoretical and empirical work in recent years, this work has been mainly concerned with their attitudes to test preparation and test-taking strategies, giving insufficient attention to their views on broader socio-political and ethical issues. This article examines test-takers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Test Bias
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Pearson, William S. – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
It is becoming increasingly important for individuals for whom English is a second language to demonstrate their linguistic credentials for academic, work and employment purposes. One option is to undertake International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which involves attempting to meet the linguistic entrance criteria set by a gatekeeping…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Cutting Scores
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Hsu, Tammy Huei-Lien – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: A strong interest in researching World Englishes (WE) in relation to language assessment has become an emerging theme in language assessment studies over the past two decades. While research on WE has highlighted the status, function, and legitimacy of varieties of English language, it remains unclear how raters respond to the results…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Quaid, Ethan Douglas – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This paper reviews the International English Language Testing System's speaking sub-test in the East Asia region with reference to theoretical and practice-based perspectives and identifies future research opportunities to enhance the measures of test qualities found. The test's construct validity was seen to accurately measure the abilities…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Tests
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Fernandez, Christina Judy – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Making inferences about a test taker's language ability has been a concern for language testers. Defining language ability in a speaking test is made difficult because the construct involves factors within and beyond the test taker. One underlying factor is the use of strategies. This study probes test takers' strategic processes and their use in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Tests
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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Kaivanpanah, Shiva; Masjedlou, Ali Panahi – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Background: A critical issue in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) lies in the significance of the validity of IELTS listening comprehension test (hereafter IELTS LCM). However IELTS listening validity has been investigated, it has not been investigated with reference to multiple sources of evidence regarding item internal…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Alsagoafi, Ahmad – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Introduction: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized high-stakes test, which is used for the purpose of measuring the language proficiency of candidates who wish to study or work in an environment where English is the language of communication (IELTS introduction. Retrieved from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Allen, David – Language Testing in Asia, 2016
Background: This study investigated the consequential validity of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic exam, specifically focusing on washback upon learners' test preparation strategies and score gain, and the mediating factors influencing washback when learners in an EFL context are not enrolled in test preparation…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, Test Preparation, Scores, Achievement Gains
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