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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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Robert Kirkpatrick; Hossein Vafadar; Hassan Mohebbi – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The assessment encompasses essential concepts and their related measures about the information gathered. The conceptualization within a study becomes imperative to ascertain the corresponding variables and establish appropriate methodologies for their measurement. The willingness to communicate (WTC) concept, an individual's engagement in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Communication (Thought Transfer), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Roya Shoahosseini; Purya Baghaei; Hossein Khodabakhshzadeh; Hamid Ashraf – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
C-Test is a gap-filling test designed to measure first and second language proficiency. Over the past four decades, researchers have shown the fit of C-Test data to parametric item response theory (IRT) models, but no study so far has shown the fit of C-Tests to nonparametric IRT models. The purpose of this study is to contribute to the ongoing…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Nonparametric Statistics, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Soheila Esmaeilee – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
In recent decades, technology has changed the methods of teaching and assessment in educational settings all over the world. One notable innovation that has gained prominence in English language teaching (ELT) is the utilization of e-portfolios to evaluate and enhance students' writing and, potentially, speaking skills. While students have shown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Thuy Ho Hoang Nguyen; Bao Trang Thi Nguyen; Giang Thi Linh Hoang; Nhung Thi Hong Pham; Tu Thi Cam Dang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The present study explored the comparability in performance scores between the computer-delivered and face-to-face modes for the two speaking tests in the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP) (the VSTEP.2 and VSTEP.3-5 Speaking tests) according to Vietnam's Six-Level Foreign Language Proficiency Framework (VNFLPF) and test…
Descriptors: Test Format, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Attitudes, Language Tests
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Xiaohan Ma – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This research explores the use of the Quizlet application in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, employing a mixed methods approach. The participants of this study were 60 international students who majored in Chinese at a university in China. The students were divided into two groups and received instruction through traditional teaching…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Learner Engagement, Influence of Technology, Tests
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Qinling Zhou; Fengjiao Du; Yueli Lu; Hanwei Wang; Herman; Shunzhi Yang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study investigates the evolution of reading comprehension abilities in Indonesian learners of the Chinese Heritage Language (CHL), by comparing their scores on the Chinese Proficiency Test, a test specifically designed for CHL learners. A total of 275 candidates, divided into early adolescent (M[subscript age] = 13.56), late adolescent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Young Adults, Second Language Learning
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Soohye Yeom; Lorena Llosa – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
With the increased popularity of English-medium instruction (EMI) in higher education, many East Asian universities are using international English proficiency tests to make admissions and placement decisions. Since these tests were not originally designed for the EMI contexts, validity evidence is needed to support the use of these tests in this…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Student Placement, Language of Instruction
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Nobuhiro Kamiya – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study investigated to what extent the scores of two English tests are correlated to each other, namely, the English test of the "Common Test for University Admissions" (Common Test, henceforth) in Japan and the "TOEIC Bridge", a commercially available English test developed by "Educational Testing Service" (ETS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Xueping Li; Yiru Wang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study examines how the genre of input text influences Chinese young EFL learners' performance on continuation tasks. Participants were 30 students in Grade 9 and repeated-measures design was adopted to compare their performance on narrative and argumentative continuation tasks, in terms of writing quality, CAF indicators as well as alignment.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Ali Khodi; Logendra Stanley Ponniah; Amir Hossein Farrokhi; Fateme Sadeghi – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The current article evaluates a national English language proficiency test known as the "MSRT test" which is used to determine the eligibility of candidates for admission to and completion of higher education programs in Iran. Students in all majors take this standardized, high-stake criterion-referenced test to determine if they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Reading Tests, Language Proficiency
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Yosuke Mikami – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study proposes a classification method for multiple text reading test formats in English language proficiency tests. A preliminary study involving 11 proficiency tests revealed two tests that fit the scope of the main study. Results show that multiple text reading test formats use complementary texts rather than conflicting texts. As for…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shilan Shafiei – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The present study aimed to develop an analytic assessment rubric for the consecutive interpreting course in the educational setting in the Iranian academic context. To this end, the general procedure of rubric development, including data preparation, selection, and refinement, was applied. The performance criteria were categorized into content,…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Translation, Language Processing, Second Languages
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Hao Zhang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
The Chinese National Matriculation English Test (NMET) has a test purpose of producing beneficial washback to promote senior high school English teaching and learning. This article presents a large-scale nationwide survey research on student perceptions of the NMET's before-test washback on their English learning outcomes in senior high school and…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Simon Perry – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This research paper explores podcasting as a viable assessment technique in current academic English language teaching pedagogy. The study was done with two 3rd-year university classes who created the podcast in groups of four as an academic English-speaking exam with the goal being to enhance the student's intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Students, Second Language Learning
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