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Goodwin, Ronnie; Kirkpatrick, Robert – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Rubrics for writing courses have become increasingly popular yet there have been few studies published from the GCC. This study investigated the effectiveness of rubrics in business writing classes at a Kuwait university.┬áThe participants were 104 students who were given a survey that evaluated their opinions of the rubrics. In addition, several…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries
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Alazemi, Asmaa Falah Theiyab; Jember, Biruk; Al-Rashidi, Anwar Hammad – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Effective education and evaluation may be achieved when the mental and emotional health of the students being evaluated are taken into consideration. As a consequence of this, the purpose of this research was to try to highlight the dynamic that exists between Test Anxiety (TA), Academic Emotion Regulation (AER), L2 grit (L2G), academic resilience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Test Anxiety
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Erguvan, Inan Deniz – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Contract cheating, or students outsourcing their assignments to be completed by others, has emerged as a significant threat to academic integrity in higher education institutions around the world. During the COVID-19, when traditional face-to-face instruction became unsustainable, the number of contract cheating students increased dramatically.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Knowledge Level, Cheating, Foreign Countries
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Erguvan, Inan Deniz – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Contract cheating has gone rampant in higher education recently. When institutions switched to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of contract cheating students climbed to unprecedented levels. Essay mills saw the lack of face-to-face interaction and proctoring on campus as an opportunity and used aggressive marketing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Higher Education, COVID-19
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Erguvan, Inan Deniz; Aksu Dunya, Beyza – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
This study examined the rater severity of instructors using a multi-trait rubric in a freshman composition course offered in a private university in Kuwait. Use of standardized multi-trait rubrics is a recent development in this course and student feedback and anchor papers provided by instructors for each essay exam necessitated the assessment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Writing Evaluation