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Koizumi, Rie; Agawa, Toshie; Asano, Keiko; In'nami, Yo – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Background: Variations in the skill profiles of learners have become an important research area in recent years. However, there is a lack of empirical research on this topic in Japan. We conducted three studies to address this gap. Methods: Study 1 investigated the characteristics of the flat and uneven skill profiles of Japanese learners of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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In'nami, Yo; Koizumi, Rie; Nakamura, Keita – Language Testing in Asia, 2016
Background: This study examined the factor structure of the Test of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP®) test--a recently developed academic English test measuring four skills among Japanese university applicants--and compared the structure to that of the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT®), to investigate the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Koizumi, Rie; In'nami, Yo; Asano, Keiko; Agawa, Toshie – Language Testing in Asia, 2016
Background: While numerous articles on Criterion® have been published and its validity evidence has accumulated, test users need to obtain relevant validity evidence for their local context and develop their own validity argument. This paper aims to provide validity evidence for the interpretation and use of Criterion® for assessing second…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, College Students, Correlation, Second Language Learning