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Ho, Soi Kei; Gan, Zhengdong – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This comparative study investigated the associations between instructional practices and students' reading performance among 10 top performing regions that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018. A nationally representative sample consisting of 80,016 15-year-old students from 5 Asian regions (B-S-J-Z [China],…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Katagiri, Nozomu Wong – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The study explores the unaddressed washback on the English-speaking test of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE-English LanguageĀ Paper 4). The HKDSE is a university entrance exam in Hong Kong which includes a group discussion speaking test known as English LanguageĀ Paper 4. To identify ongoing washback effects,…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Testing Problems
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Ho, Pok Jing – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study examines the range of cognitive processes assessed in the English language reading literacy test as part of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), the secondary school exit test in Hong Kong. Prior studies have suggested that higher order cognitive processes are often undermined in high-stakes tests and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Test Items, Cognitive Processes
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Nakata, Yoshiyuki; Ikeno, Osamu; Kimura, Yuzo; Naganuma, Naoyuki; Andrews, Stephen – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Background: This study aims to develop a low-stakes assessment tool to establish a classroom English language benchmark that Japanese teachers of English can use for their own professional development purposes. To start with, we describe the differences between CLA (Classroom Language Assessment) in Hong Kong and the IDS (Integrative Diagnostic…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gan, Zhengdong; Oon, Emily Pey Tee; Davison, Chris – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: The English language school-based assessment (SBA) component of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination is innovative in that the assessment tasks involve assessing English oral language skills in a high-stakes context but they are designed and implemented in the ESL classroom by school teachers in light of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Oral Language
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Kimura, Yuzo; Nakata, Yoshiyuki; Ikeno, Osamu; Naganuma, Naoyuki; Andrews, Stephen – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Introduction: Since the Japanese government has called for English to be taught through English (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2003), there has been increasing interest in English language classrooms in upper secondary schools. The government has proposed English proficiency scores that Japanese teachers of…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Leung, Cynthia B.; Brice, Alejandro E. – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
This study investigated the English phonological processes and speech articulation of adult Cantonese-English speakers residing in Hong Kong. The "Phonology Test for Cantonese Speakers of English (PTCSE)" was developed to assess English articulation and phonological processes of native speakers of Cantonese. Data from 37 adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Phonology