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Jin, Yan – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This article examines the changes taken place over the decades after a test-based accountability system was in place and proposes an agenda for consequential research of the testing program. The article starts with a review of theories of test-based accountability (Supovitz, Journal of Educational Change 10:211-227, 2009) and a socially grounded,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Accountability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jin, Yan; Wu, Zunmin; Alderson, Charles; Song, Weiwei – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: A project has recently been proposed by the National Education Examinations Authority, P. R. China, to develop a national framework of reference for English language education, provisionally called China Standards of English (CSE). In this article, we argue for the necessity of developing the framework of reference in China and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jin, Yan – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Context is vitally important in conceptualizing the construct and specifying the content of language learning, teaching, and assessment. In a rapidly changing globalized world, it is difficult but very important to identify and capture the unique features of local contexts. In this article, the experience of China will be used to discuss the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Fan, Jinsong; Jin, Yan – Language Testing in Asia, 2013
English language testing has been developing with great momentum in China in the past two decades. However, little research is existent as to how these English tests are developed, administered, and used. This study reported a survey of English language testing practice in the Chinese context through empirically examining the testing practice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)