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Pornphan Sureeyatanapas; Panitas Sureeyatanapas; Uthumporn Panitanarak; Jittima Kraisriwattana; Patchanan Sarootyanapat; Daniel O'Connell – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
Ensuring consistent and reliable scoring is paramount in education, especially in performance-based assessments. This study delves into the critical issue of marking consistency, focusing on speaking proficiency tests in English language learning, which often face greater reliability challenges. While existing literature has explored various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, English Language Learners, Speech
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Thanyapa, Inadaphat; Currie, Michael – Language Testing in Asia, 2014
The overall study from which findings are presented gave stem-equivalent short answer and multiple choice tests of English structure and reading to students at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. A comparison of scores, facility, discrimination, reliability and validity from 3-, 4- and 5-option versions of the multiple choice test found little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Choice Tests, College Students, Language Tests
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Young, David – Language Testing in Asia, 2013
One of the major problems facing Thai education at the university level is that of academic dishonesty. While newspapers often report upon individual and group cases of university-level cheating, there has been little research done to determine the reasons behind the dishonesty of Thai students as well as the extent and implications. In addition,…
Descriptors: Cheating, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Context
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Kansopon, Venus – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
This study primarily investigated the validity and reliability of the writing assessments and their backwash effects on the undergraduates of Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University (IIS-RU). The English-major students had academic writing skills problem, especially among the non-native English speakers, whose writing ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Tests, Writing Evaluation, Test Reliability
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Sinwongsuwat, Kemtong – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
This paper reassesses the mainstream tasks used for evaluating Thai EFL learners' speaking skills: face-to-face interview and role-play. Based on final and preliminary findings from small-scale classroom research, it examines the capacity of these two tasks to assess the learners' conversation skills in particular and recommends a task that is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Skills
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Sanonguthai, Suchada – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
The study explores how effective teaching IELTS writing module through English debate can be for 20 students in their last year in high at a private school in Thailand. The school has acquired Ms Cynthia Luo, a debate coach of the school, to teach Grade 12B academic writing course and this has made it possible for the students to brainstorm,…
Descriptors: Debate, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Scrymgeour, Jane M. – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This paper discusses how a group of students from Chulalongkorn University prepared for the CU-Tep examination. In order to gather the information, a questionnaire was given to 16 students from the Education Department of Chulalongkorn University. The findings indicated three things. First, was the general lack of preparation by approximately half…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Test Preparation, Language Tests
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Halligan, Kristin M. – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
No fail or social promotion policies have been implemented in many countries around the world over the last sixty years. Are these policies harmful or helpful in regard to academic achievement and well being of students? This article examines the trends of social promotion policy in the United States and Thailand. Research has been conducted at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Promotion, Educational Policy, Academic Achievement
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Witchukriangkrai, Thunyapat – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
Comparison of Teaching Tense through Texts and Drills: A Case Study in Thailand was to study the effectiveness, the causes and advantages and disadvantages of the effects following from these teaching methods. Both grammar classes of grade 11 students of English Program Department of Assumption College Thonburi were taught by two different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Apichatrojanakul, Peerasak – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This paper looks at some washbacks of the TOEIC examination on the teachers and students through his own teaching experience with TOEIC preparation courses and interview results from those of a Bangkok's business school.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Test Results
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Jianrattanapong, Amporn – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
The paper presents weak points and certain strong washback effects from Thai university entrance examinations supporting hints to overcome some shortcomings from writing assessment and encourages the practices and classroom activities that enable graduates to have more competence in English communication particularly in writing skill.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Test Results, Writing Evaluation
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Sanonguthai, Suchada – Language Testing in Asia, 2011
This paper reports and discusses how the IELTS test has brought its impact to Assumption College Thonburi English Program (ACTEP)'s exit testing, English courses offered and foreign teachers' teaching. Two different methods of data collection apply; an interview with the ACTEP Academic Head and questionnaire for Grades 10-11 students and foreign…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Test Results