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Khodi, Ali; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Karami, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The present paper appraises a standardized test, the entrance exam of Iranian universities, known as "Konkur" that is administered annually as a means of gaining admission to higher education in Iran. This norm-referenced test is administered for students majoring in mathematics, experimental sciences, and humanities whose scores along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, High Stakes Tests, Psychometrics
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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study investigates the effect of teacher's written corrective feedback (WCF) on acquisition of explicit and implicit knowledge of simple past tense by language learners. Eighty-seven Iranian beginner learners of English participated in this study. The participants were randomly assigned to three groups: focused direct WCF, focused indirect…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Written Language, Second Language Learning
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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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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan; Masjedlou, Ali Panahi – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: Teachers' writing proficiency and writing assessment ability and their role in improving writing instruction in second language learning classrooms are issues that have not been investigated empirically and rigorously. To bridge the gap, we investigated the writing proficiency, writing assessment ability, and written corrective…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Assessment Literacy, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)