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Estrada-Araoz, Edwin Gustavo; Sayed, Biju Theruvil; Niyazova, Gulnorakhon Gulyamovna; Lami, Desta – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This research compared the impacts of computerized formative assessment (CFA) and computerized dynamic assessment (CDA) on students' motivation, reading self-concept, autonomy, and self-regulation. Out of a total of 123 Bangladeshi pupils, 87 participants were carefully chosen as the study's sample subject based on the Preliminary English Test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Islam, Md Shaiful; Hasan, Md Kamrul; Sultana, Shahin; Karim, Abdul; Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The achievement of curriculum goals and objectives, to a large extent, depends on how assessment methods are designed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated. English language learning in Bangladesh has miserably failed, and ineffective assessment methods may be largely attributed to this failure. This paper attempts to address various aspects and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Rahman, Kh. Atikur; Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Ibna Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This paper aims at exploring the issues related to implementing a formative assessment model namely School-Based Assessment (SBA) at secondary schools in Bangladesh. A qualitative study employing interviews with English teachers of grade 8 and the head teachers and FGDs with students from twelve secondary schools was conducted. Moreover, field…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Models, Program Implementation, Barriers
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Rahman, Kh. Atikur; Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna; Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Tilwani, Shouket Ahmad – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This paper presents the findings of a study which aimed at exploring the washback of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) English examinations on English teaching and learning practice at secondary schools in Bangladesh. For this purpose, a qualitative research (employing interviews with English teachers, FGDs with students and classroom…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Islam, Md Shaiful; Stapa, Mahani Bt – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Students of private universities in Bangladesh are often found to be less competent in spoken English. Since the universities have adopted EMI (English medium instruction) policy, the prevailing linguistic condition on the campus is an "English only environment." In this context, students are required to communicate in English both…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sultana, Nasreen – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Language assessment literacy (LAL) is a critical field for researchers, scholars, or anyone interested in improving the language teaching environment. Understanding the basics of testing and the ability to perform testing-related activities becomes more significant in test-oriented countries. As such, in the extremely exam-oriented milieu of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Literacy, Second Language Learning
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Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur; Islam, Md Shaiful; Karim, Abdul; Chowdhury, Takad Ahmed; Rahman, Muhammad Mushfiqur; Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Given the significance of English in the global world, English language teaching in Bangladesh has become subject to a supreme concern in maintaining economic growth and developing a skilled workforce. In this article, several barriers have been discussed based on a critical analysis of published materials.┬áThis review article covers several key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Policy
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Sultana, Nasreen – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This paper reviews the most important public English examination (matriculation exam) that students take at the end of their secondary education in Bangladesh. The examination is known as the Secondary School Certificate (SSC), which is taken at the end of Grade 10 in the mainstream education in the country. The score of SSC English examination is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Secondary School Students, Scores
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Al Amin, Md; Greenwood, Janinka – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Examinations are designed to test knowledge and skills, but in some cases they acquire a power of their own that influences curriculum and attitudes to learning and teaching and that stabilised by widely held social expectations and practices. This article reports an investigation of the role of examinations in Bangladesh secondary education and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries