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O'Sullivan, Barry; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
In this paper, we set out to explore the world's first major standardised examination system. In the field of language testing and assessment, works such as measured words (Spolsky, 1995), measured constructs (Weir, Vidakovic & Galaczi, 2013), and Cambridge English exams -- the first hundred years (Hawkey & Milanovic, 2013) all point to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Foreign Policy, Standardized Tests
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Im, Gwan-Hyeok; Shin, Dongil; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Purpose and background: The purpose of this paper is to critically review the traditional and contemporary validation frameworks--the content, criterion, and construct validations; the evidence-gathering; the socio-cognitive model; the test usefulness; and an argument-based approach--as well as empirical studies using an argument-based approach to…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, Content Validity, Construct Validity
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Zheng, Ying; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This study examined the relationships between students' foreign language classroom anxiety and cognitive test anxiety and their College English Test Band 4 (CET-4) performance. A questionnaire was distributed to 921 Chinese university students to understand the nature and degree of the examined relationships. Follow-up interviews with 12 students…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yan, Wei; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2015
The present study investigated the key determinants of Chinese students' academic success in terms of GPA and the number of credit hours earned in Korean Universities. The determinants investigated included gender, age, prior academic performance, academic self-efficacy, the TOPIK score, self-perceived Korean and English proficiency, and the…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Asians, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Cheng, Liying; Wu, Yongfei; Liu, Xiaoqian – Language Testing in Asia, 2015
Classroom assessment tasks and environment are central to supporting student learning, yet are under-studied at the tertiary level, especially in China's test-driven culture. This study explores the relationship between students' perceptions of assessment tasks and classroom assessment environment, within the university context of teaching English…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning