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BijanKhan, Mahmood; ShayesteFar, Parvaneh; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Drawing on a growing body of research on the interface between corpus linguistics and second/foreign language testing and assessment, we adopted "Peykare," a large-scale, annotated, Persian written language resource to evaluate the content (i.e., coverage and typicality) and construct validity of a Persian language proficiency test…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Language Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Coombe, Christine; Vafadar, Hossein; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Recently, we have witnessed a growing interest in developing teachers' language assessment literacy. The ever increasing demand for and use of assessment products and data by a more varied group of stakeholders than ever before, such as newcomers with limited assessment knowledge in the field, and the knowledge assessors need to possess (Stiggins,…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Educational Research
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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study investigates the effect of teacher's written corrective feedback (WCF) on acquisition of explicit and implicit knowledge of simple past tense by language learners. Eighty-seven Iranian beginner learners of English participated in this study. The participants were randomly assigned to three groups: focused direct WCF, focused indirect…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Written Language, Second Language Learning
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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan; Masjedlou, Ali Panahi – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: Teachers' writing proficiency and writing assessment ability and their role in improving writing instruction in second language learning classrooms are issues that have not been investigated empirically and rigorously. To bridge the gap, we investigated the writing proficiency, writing assessment ability, and written corrective…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Assessment Literacy, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)