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Hsu, Tammy Huei-Lien – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: A strong interest in researching World Englishes (WE) in relation to language assessment has become an emerging theme in language assessment studies over the past two decades. While research on WE has highlighted the status, function, and legitimacy of varieties of English language, it remains unclear how raters respond to the results…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Buvaneswari, B.; Padakannaya, Prakash – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: The development of emergent literacy skills depends upon the literacy environments and experiences of children at home. Children's home literacy environment is closely related to the development of various aspects of emergent literacy like letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and vocabulary. Dimensions of home literacy…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Questionnaires, Family Literacy, Kindergarten
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Joy, John Love – Language Testing in Asia, 2013
Taking a second-language test is a nervous affair; and in India, test anxiety has silently wreaked havoc on students' psyche. Particularly for students who take public exams in Grades X and XII, anxiety is quite lurid. Given the influence of the obsolete and rigid nature of exams on students' psyche, we believe that a study related to test anxiety…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Second Language Learning