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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
The National Center Test is a test that high school graduates take in order to be matriculated into the majority of universities in Japan. Its English section (NCT), though, is scheduled to be replaced by commercially available private English tests of four skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing) due to the fact that NCT currently measures…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, High School Graduates
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Fernandez, Miguel; Siddiqui, Athar Munir – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: Marking of essays is mainly carried out by human raters who bring in their own subjective and idiosyncratic evaluation criteria, which sometimes lead to discrepancy. This discrepancy may in turn raise issues like reliability and fairness. The current research attempts to explore the evaluation criteria of markers on a national level…
Descriptors: Grading, Evaluators, Evaluation Criteria, High Stakes Tests
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Cameron, Joseph T. – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This paper discusses online grading programs and their role in school/community relations. It also looks at the consequences from the lack of consistent communication among the school and the student and the parents. In order to gather the information about the use of online grading programs, surveys were distributed to Ten grade 12 students who…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, Grading, Computer Uses in Education
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Sanonguthai, Suchada – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This paper reports and discusses how the IELTS test has brought its impact to Assumption College Thonburi English Program (ACTEP)'s exit testing, English courses offered and foreign teachers' teaching. Two different methods of data collection apply; an interview with the ACTEP Academic Head and questionnaire for Grades 10-11 students and foreign…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Test Results