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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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Ghiasvand, Farhad; Jahanbakhsh, Akbar A.; Sharifpour, Pardis – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Teacher agency is a pivotal element of professionalism and second/foreign language (L2) education. However, its role in L2 assessment has remained under-researched. Part of this negligence is due to the absence of a validated questionnaire to measure the construct and its underlying components. To address this gap, drawing on the ecological…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Professional Autonomy, Evaluation Methods
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Jalilzadeh, Kaveh; Coombe, Christine – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Learning-oriented assessment has been called a practice that can be employed to increase the power of assessment practices in the classroom and one that has been said to promote efficient student learning. However, it is not always easy to employ learning-oriented assessment in English classes, because of a number of constraints. This study aimed…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Darabi Bazvand, Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
It is acknowledged that assessment ethics is an integral part of teacher education. Unlike sizable published research on students' perceptions of assessment in higher education, very little is reported on student teachers' perceptions of assessment ethics across university-based teacher education programs. This study aimed to explore Teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bui, Hung Phu – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study investigates Vietnamese university EFL teachers' and students' beliefs and teachers' practices regarding classroom assessment. Data were collected from a questionnaire administered to 455 participants (104 teachers and 351 students), interviews with nine teachers and twelve students, and 18 observations of 90-min lessons in five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, College Faculty
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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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Azizi, Zeinab – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Although fairness in assessment practices (APs) in traditional classes has gained noticeable attention in recent years, it has remained unexplored in online education (OE). Thus, this study explores Iranian university English teachers' perceptions of fair APs in OE. For this purpose, 21 university English teachers from Lorestan University and…
Descriptors: Justice, Computer Assisted Testing, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Tayyebi, Masoumeh; Abbasabady, Mahmoud Moradi; Abbassian, Gholam-Reza – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Writing assessment literacy (WAL) has received research attention over the past few years. This study aimed at investigating writing assessment knowledge of Iranian English language teachers along with their conceptions and practices of writing assessment based on Crusan et al.'s (Assessing Writing 28:43-56, 2016) study in order to have a better…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Writing Tests
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Almossa, Samar Yakoob; Alzahrani, Sahar Matar – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Assessment approaches including assessment purposes, assessment processes, fairness, and measurement theory, and English teachers' professional development needs remain underexplored in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This study provided empirical evidence on English language teachers approaches in the Saudi higher education context. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Evaluation
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Zhan, Ying; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Wan, Zhi Hong – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Students can only benefit from teacher feedback if they recognise its value for learning. However, there is still a lack of research to investigate the factors influencing students' perceptions of the value of teacher feedback in the context of learning English as a foreign language. This study investigated the impacts of two significant…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Derakhshan, Ali; Ghiasvand, Farhad – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
As a growing approach to assessment, learning-oriented assessment (LOA) has recently flourished to position learning at the center of assessment practices. It aims to unify assessment, teaching, and learning. However, little is written and known about its benefits, challenges, and practices in English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts. To shed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation
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Sohrabi, Zohre; Ghanbari, Nasim; Abbasi, Abbas – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Despite a surge of interest in language teacher assessment literacy, teachers' writing assessment literacy (WAL) has received little attention. When considering the issue in the particular Iranian EFL context, it becomes more significant since exploring the context shows the lack of a countrywide and systematic study on EFL teachers' WAL.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Writing Evaluation
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Ghamoushi, Masoumeh; Zenouzagh, Zohre Mohammadi; Hashamdar, Mohammad – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Teacher agency as an influential factor in teacher professionalism has recently gained global inquiry in the EFL context. However, no valid instrument has ever been designed to evaluate EFL teachers' ecological agency. This gap prompted the researchers of the current study to develop and validate a questionnaire to assess EFL teachers' ecological…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language)
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Sadoughi, Majid; Hejazi, S. Yahya – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Teacher support, as an essential type of social support and an important antecedent of many key outcomes in L2 learning, can significantly contribute to foreign language achievement. Although teacher support has received considerable attention in education and educational psychology, it has drawn scanty attention in foreign language and applied…
Descriptors: Test Construction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Orabah, Salim Said Bani; Bijani, Houman; Ismail, Seyed M. – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Student-centered learning assessment (SCLA) constitutes a major component of current educational initiatives at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS). However, little research has been conducted on English teachers' understanding and practices of SCL assessment. Therefore, this study seeks to explore English teachers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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