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Nobuhiro Kamiya – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study investigated to what extent the scores of two English tests are correlated to each other, namely, the English test of the "Common Test for University Admissions" (Common Test, henceforth) in Japan and the "TOEIC Bridge", a commercially available English test developed by "Educational Testing Service" (ETS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Zhou, Yujia; Yoshitomi, Asako – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: Research on the test-taker perception of assessments has been conducted under the assumption that negative test-taker perception may influence test performance by decreasing test-taking motivation. This assumption, however, has not been verified in the field of language testing. Building on expectancy-value theory, this study explored…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Assisted Testing, College Students, Language Tests
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Mihara, Kei – Language Testing in Asia, 2015
Background: The present study aims to investigate which variables affect English as a foreign language (EFL) students' listening comprehension test performance. It examines two types of variables: (1) test formats and (2) test materials. Methods: First, three types of test formats are investigated: (1) questions are not written but given orally…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Lin, Chia-Hui – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
Personality had been conceptualized from different theoretical perspectives. Many psychologists had divided language of personality as important and useful for daily interaction. Thus, personality traits seemed to be an important factor in achieving educational goals for students learning foreign languages. TOEIC and GEPT tests measured English…
Descriptors: College Students, Personality Traits, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Apichatrojanakul, Peerasak – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This paper looks at some washbacks of the TOEIC examination on the teachers and students through his own teaching experience with TOEIC preparation courses and interview results from those of a Bangkok's business school.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Test Results