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Goodwin, Ronnie; Kirkpatrick, Robert – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Rubrics for writing courses have become increasingly popular yet there have been few studies published from the GCC. This study investigated the effectiveness of rubrics in business writing classes at a Kuwait university.┬áThe participants were 104 students who were given a survey that evaluated their opinions of the rubrics. In addition, several…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries
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Kirkpatrick, Robert; Hlaing, Hmone Lian – Language Testing in Asia, 2013
This study examines the English section of the university entrance examination in Myanmar in terms of validity, reliability, practicality, and washback. The study highlights the significance of the matriculation examination, evaluates individual test items, and presents the opinions of teachers and students about the test. The results reveal that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Test Reliability, Test Items
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Kirkpatrick, Robert; Gyem, Kinley – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
In 2006, Bhutan changed the secondary school curriculum. This study examines the washback effect of the English assessment system associated with this new curriculum. Based on questionnaire responses from 56 EFL secondary school teachers in Bhutan, the study suggests the new curriculum produces both positive and also negative washback. In order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kirkpatrick, Robert; Zang, Yuebing – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This essay describes the various problems China faces on account of its exam-centric education system and pedagogy. Along with interviews and focus groups, this study draws on survey responses from 43 Chinese high school students enrolled in the Yunnan Province's No. 10 school. Moreover, this essay explores the policy arguments and key assumptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Policy