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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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Nguyen, Long Quoc; Le, Ha Van – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Achieving a sufficient IELTS band score for academic purposes has been a major goal of many L2 learners around the world, especially those in Asia. However, IELTS writing scores were consistently reported to be the lowest when compared to the scores in speaking, reading, and listening. Despite a growing body of research in IELTS writing, little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Quaid, Ethan Douglas – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This paper reviews the International English Language Testing System's speaking sub-test in the East Asia region with reference to theoretical and practice-based perspectives and identifies future research opportunities to enhance the measures of test qualities found. The test's construct validity was seen to accurately measure the abilities…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Tests
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Lockwood, Jane E. – Language Testing in Asia, 2015
LSP performance assessment has become a special focus for language testers in recent years where experts have debated how testing tools and processes can be strengthened to more accurately and more validly assess professional communication at work. Suggestions to achieve this include ethnographic studies of the target language situation; authentic…
Descriptors: Languages for Special Purposes, Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Hui-Chun – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
The study compares EFL writers' processes in composing reading-based writing (RW) and graph-based writing (GW) tasks developed for a university English proficiency exam. Think-aloud protocols and interviews of ten university-level nonnative English-speaking writers were collected to explore writers' composing processes. The results revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition)