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Thuy Ho Hoang Nguyen; Bao Trang Thi Nguyen; Giang Thi Linh Hoang; Nhung Thi Hong Pham; Tu Thi Cam Dang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The present study explored the comparability in performance scores between the computer-delivered and face-to-face modes for the two speaking tests in the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP) (the VSTEP.2 and VSTEP.3-5 Speaking tests) according to Vietnam's Six-Level Foreign Language Proficiency Framework (VNFLPF) and test…
Descriptors: Test Format, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Attitudes, Language Tests
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Xiaohan Ma – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This research explores the use of the Quizlet application in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, employing a mixed methods approach. The participants of this study were 60 international students who majored in Chinese at a university in China. The students were divided into two groups and received instruction through traditional teaching…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Learner Engagement, Influence of Technology, Tests
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Soohye Yeom; Lorena Llosa – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
With the increased popularity of English-medium instruction (EMI) in higher education, many East Asian universities are using international English proficiency tests to make admissions and placement decisions. Since these tests were not originally designed for the EMI contexts, validity evidence is needed to support the use of these tests in this…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Student Placement, Language of Instruction
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Nobuhiro Kamiya – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study investigated to what extent the scores of two English tests are correlated to each other, namely, the English test of the "Common Test for University Admissions" (Common Test, henceforth) in Japan and the "TOEIC Bridge", a commercially available English test developed by "Educational Testing Service" (ETS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Hao Zhang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The Chinese National Matriculation English Test (NMET) has a test purpose of producing beneficial washback to promote senior high school English teaching and learning. This article presents a large-scale nationwide survey research on student perceptions of the NMET's before-test washback on their English learning outcomes in senior high school and…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Simon Perry – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This research paper explores podcasting as a viable assessment technique in current academic English language teaching pedagogy. The study was done with two 3rd-year university classes who created the podcast in groups of four as an academic English-speaking exam with the goal being to enhance the student's intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Students, Second Language Learning
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Shadi Noroozi; Hossein Karami – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
Recently, psychometricians and researchers have voiced their concern over the exploration of language test items in light of Messick's validation framework. Validity has been central to test development and use; however, it has not received due attention in language tests having grave consequences for test takers. The present study sought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Graduate Students, Language Proficiency
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Aldosari, Mubarak; Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Hashemifardnia, Arash; Abdalgane, Mohammed – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Self-assessment and reflective thinking (RT) can arm learners to monitor and evaluate their learning progress. Despite the long history of the core of self-assessment (CSA) and RT, little is known about how they may contribute to learner enjoyment (LE) and learner immunity (LI). Therefore, the current research attempted to propose a model to…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reflection
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Mohammadi Darabad, Ali; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Mowlaie, Bahram; Rostami Abusaeedi, Ali-Asghar – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study aimed at investigating the English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of L1-based and L2-based elicitations in the English classroom employing an explanatory sequential mixed-method design. Ninety-seven Iranian intermediate EFL learners of English have been selected from Islamic Azad University (Science and Research…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Phuong, Hoang Yen; Phan, Quoc Toan; Le, Thanh Thao – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This research investigates the effectiveness of utilizing analytic rubrics in peer-assessment (PA) and self-assessment (SA) methodologies to enhance the proficiency of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' essay writing skills in the Vietnamese context. It further contributes to the existing body of literature regarding formative…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Scoring Rubrics, Language Proficiency
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Rafi, Fahimeh; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Differentiated second/foreign language (L2) instruction (DI) has received growing attention in pedagogical research. Yet, as a cornerstone of inclusive education, the DI is still under-documented. In this study, we integrated diagnostic assessment (DIA) and collaborative language learning in a differentiated (tiered) oral tasks intervention and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Nikmard, Fateme; Tavassoli, Kobra; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The idea of sources other than the test-takers' knowledge leading to different results on high-stakes tests was the motif based on which the present investigation was initiated on the probable sources of unreliability of a test. For this purpose, the researchers went through a thorough literature review with the aim to identify the issues to be…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, High Stakes Tests, College Entrance Examinations
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Darabi Bazvand, Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
It is acknowledged that assessment ethics is an integral part of teacher education. Unlike sizable published research on students' perceptions of assessment in higher education, very little is reported on student teachers' perceptions of assessment ethics across university-based teacher education programs. This study aimed to explore Teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ismail, Sayed M.; Heydarnejad, Tahereh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Effective instruction and assessment are greatly affected by many factors. The ever-growing literature on assessment outlined some cognitive, social, and emotional factors that directly or indirectly influence the learners' academic achievement. In spite of the rosy literature on assessment, the possible interplay among the Core of Self-assessment…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures
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