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Kunnan, Antony John; Carr, Nathan – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: This study examined the comparability of reading and writing tasks of two English language proficiency tests--the General English Proficiency Test-A (GEPT-A) developed by Language Training Center, Taipei and the Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT) developed by Educational Testing Service, Princeton. Methods: Data…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries
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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