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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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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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Nikmard, Fateme; Tavassoli, Kobra; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The idea of sources other than the test-takers' knowledge leading to different results on high-stakes tests was the motif based on which the present investigation was initiated on the probable sources of unreliability of a test. For this purpose, the researchers went through a thorough literature review with the aim to identify the issues to be…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, High Stakes Tests, College Entrance Examinations
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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Sheykholmoluki, Hamidreza – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
As a part of a larger project, this study reports a large-scale investigation of the impacts of the Iranian National University Entrance Examination (INUEE) on Iranian high school students and their parents. For this purpose, in a mixed methods research design, 1350 high school students selected based on convenience sampling from three western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Azizi, Zeinab; Ismail, Sayed M. – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
There has been a growing call for listening to test-takers' voices across diverse assessment contexts. Within classroom assessment (CA), however, test-takers' voices on ethics are under-researched in the high school context of Iran. Hence, this study purported to disclose Iranian high school test-takers' (n = 15) perceptions of the ethical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Allahyari, Rahmatolah; Abbasabady, Mahmoud Moradi; Akhter, Shamim; Alibakhshi, Goudarz – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Consequential validity, a facet of construct validity, has been extensively explored by educational psychologists and scholars focused on English language assessment. It is widely recognized that English language instructors must possess a thorough understanding of high-stake language tests. However, the body of research concerning EFL teachers'…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ma, Hui; Chong, Sin Wang – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
High-stakes language tests are used around the world as a gatekeeping tool under the internationalization of higher education. However, the predictable aspect of the high-stakes language tests is seldom discussed, especially from students' perspectives. This study aims to address this gap by aiming to better understand how certain factors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Hoeve, Karen B. – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
High stakes test-based accountability systems primarily rely on aggregates and derivatives of scores from tests that were originally developed to measure individual student proficiency in subject areas such as math, reading/language arts, and now English language proficiency. Current validity models do not explicitly address this use of aggregate…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Language Tests, Accountability, Educational Assessment
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Liao, Yen-Fen – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The English General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT), a nationwide high-stakes college entrance exam in Taiwan, has commonly served as a placement test for streaming college freshmen into EFL classes. There has, however, been scant research reported on the feasibility of using an admission test for EFL placement. This study aims to investigate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, High Stakes Tests, Placement Tests
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Choi, Yoonhee; Chun, Jihye – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study reviews the French examination of the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), the most influential and highest-stakes test in Korea. The CSAT score has considerable influence on university admissions, and admission to a highly ranked university is generally a prerequisite for socioeconomic success. From this perspective, the…
Descriptors: French, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests
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Dong, Manxia – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Learners' views of a test have been regarded as a crucial source of evidence of a test's construct validity as well as a measurement of its impact. This study investigates students' (N = 3105) perceptions of the National Matriculation English Test (NMET), a high-stakes test in China, and explores the influences of school status and classroom…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Islam, Md Shaiful; Hasan, Md Kamrul; Sultana, Shahin; Karim, Abdul; Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The achievement of curriculum goals and objectives, to a large extent, depends on how assessment methods are designed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated. English language learning in Bangladesh has miserably failed, and ineffective assessment methods may be largely attributed to this failure. This paper attempts to address various aspects and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Khodi, Ali; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Karami, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The present paper appraises a standardized test, the entrance exam of Iranian universities, known as "Konkur" that is administered annually as a means of gaining admission to higher education in Iran. This norm-referenced test is administered for students majoring in mathematics, experimental sciences, and humanities whose scores along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, High Stakes Tests, Psychometrics
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Zhang, Jing – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study investigated the relationship between a large-scale and high-stakes English test and test takers' learning behavior. Specifically, it explored whether and how the National Matriculation English Test (NMET) influenced test takers' extracurricular English learning activities under the Chinese Mainland educational context. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Bai, Ying – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Test takers' individual characteristics may have a significant impact on their test performance (e.g. Bachman & Palmer, Language assessment in practice: Developing language assessments and justifying their use in the real world, 2010). However, given their dynamic and context-sensitive nature, different variables of test takers' individual…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, Performance Factors, English (Second Language)
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