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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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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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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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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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Kyung-Mi O. – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study examines the efficacy of artificial intelligence (AI) in creating parallel test items compared to human-made ones. Two test forms were developed: one consisting of 20 existing human-made items and another with 20 new items generated with ChatGPT assistance. Expert reviews confirmed the content parallelism of the two test forms.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Software, Test Items
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Al Lawati, Zahra Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study discusses the characteristics of test specifications (specs) and item writer guidelines (IWGs), their role in item development of English as a Second Language (ESL) reading tests, and the use of the CEFR for specs development. This mixed-method study analyzed specs, IWGs, tests, and the Pearson Test of English General test statistics.…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, Test Construction, English (Second Language)
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Çakmak, Fidel; Ismail, Sayed M.; Karami, Samaneh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Some impediments in language learning may have a detrimental impact on learners' actual performance on the test and lead to anxiety and demotivation. Language achievement is influenced by self-assessment (SA), academic resilience (AR), academic motivation (AM), and test-taking skills (T-TS) among other factors. Considering the relevance of these…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Resilience (Psychology), Learning Motivation, Test Wiseness
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Ebadi, Saman; Karimi, Elham; Vakili, Shokoufeh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
As a part of a more extensive computerized dynamic assessment (CDA) project delivered through a dedicated website, www.lingeli.com, this study explores EFL learners' perspectives on an online listening comprehension dynamic assessment software focusing on inferential listening skills while trying to minimize the guessing effect. The study…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
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Aldosari, Mubarak; Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Hashemifardnia, Arash; Abdalgane, Mohammed – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Self-assessment and reflective thinking (RT) can arm learners to monitor and evaluate their learning progress. Despite the long history of the core of self-assessment (CSA) and RT, little is known about how they may contribute to learner enjoyment (LE) and learner immunity (LI). Therefore, the current research attempted to propose a model to…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reflection
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