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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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Hidri, Sahbi – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The study investigated the alignment process of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA) suite examinations' four levels, B1, B2, C1 and C2, onto the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by explaining and discussing the five linking stages (Council of Europe (CoE 2009). Unlike previous studies, this study used the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Lan-fen; Kubelec, Simon; Keng, Nicole; Hsu, Lung-hsun – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Background: Although teachers of English are required to assess students' speaking proficiency in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), their ability to rate is seldom evaluated. The application of descriptors in the assessment of English speaking on CEFR in the context of English as a foreign language has not often been…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Li; Jia, Guodong – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: The present study examined the validity of a university-based speaking assessment (Test of Oral Proficiency in English, TOPE for short) in mainland China. The speaking assessment was developed to meet the standards (Standard for Oral Proficiency in English, SOPE for short) set for teaching and learning of the oral English by the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Scores, Oral Language, Rating Scales
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Zhao, Wen; Wang, Boran; Coniam, David; Xie, Bingxue – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (Council of Europe 2001) has, over the past decade, come to be widely used as a reference tool for teaching, learning and assessment (Alderson 2002; North 2014). The focus of the current study is on scaling the China Standards of English (CSE) vocabulary descriptors for College English…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Guidelines, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning