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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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Sohrabi, Zohre; Ghanbari, Nasim; Abbasi, Abbas – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Despite a surge of interest in language teacher assessment literacy, teachers' writing assessment literacy (WAL) has received little attention. When considering the issue in the particular Iranian EFL context, it becomes more significant since exploring the context shows the lack of a countrywide and systematic study on EFL teachers' WAL.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Writing Evaluation
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Ghanbari, Nasim; Nowroozi, Sima – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
For many years, technology has been applied to improve the quality of language learning and teaching. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the integration of technology in different language learning contexts. The sudden shift to online teaching faced educators with an array of challenges they had not experienced before. In…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Abdolrezapour, Parisa; Ghanbari, Nasim – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study aimed to integrate self-regulation strategies into dynamic assessment procedures of listening comprehension in an EFL setting and examine the possibility of raising EFL students' listening comprehension and self-regulation skills. In addition, it explored the possibility of enhancing EFL learners' potential scores in listening…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Self Control
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Ghanbari, Nasim; Barati, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The present study reports the process of development and validation of a rating scale in the Iranian EFL academic writing assessment context. To achieve this goal, the study was conducted in three distinct phases. Early in the study, the researcher interviewed a number of raters in different universities. Next, a questionnaire was developed based…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Writing Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning