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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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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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Yang, Chengsong – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study made triangulated use of eye-tracking and retrospective verbal reports (RVRs) to compare the banked gap-filling processes of two same-scorers and those of a top scorer and a bottom scorer. The two same-scorers differed in their cognitive effort on global and local processing, fluency of choice making, and strategy use when completing…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Rezai, Afsheen; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Miri, Mowla; Kumar, Tribhuwan – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The literature indicates that the effects of sources of demographic biases on fairness in classroom assessment (CA) are under-researched in the Iranian higher education context. Hence, this study aims to explore the Iranian university teachers' perceptions of the effects of demographic biases (e.g., gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic (SES)) on…
Descriptors: Culture Fair Tests, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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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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Nguyen, Long Quoc; Le, Ha Van – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Achieving a sufficient IELTS band score for academic purposes has been a major goal of many L2 learners around the world, especially those in Asia. However, IELTS writing scores were consistently reported to be the lowest when compared to the scores in speaking, reading, and listening. Despite a growing body of research in IELTS writing, little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Choi, Yun Deok – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
A much-debated question in the L2 assessment field is if computer familiarity should be considered a potential source of construct-irrelevant variance in computer-based writing (CBW) tests. This study aims to make a partial validity argument for an online source-based writing test (OSWT) designed for English placement testing (EPT), focusing on…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language)
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Fan, Tingting; Song, Jieqing; Guan, Zheshu – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Currently, much research on cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) focuses on the development of statistical models estimating individual students' attribute profiles. However, little is known about how to communicate model-generated statistical results to stakeholders, and how to translate formatively diagnostic information into teaching…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Data Analysis
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Yu, Wenjing; Iwashita, Noriko – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Computer-based testing (CBT), which refers to delivering assessments with computers, has been widely used in large English proficiency tests worldwide. Despite an increasing CBT in China, limited research is available concerning whether CBT can be used for the Test for English Majors-Band 4 (TEM 4). The current study investigated whether testing…
Descriptors: Test Format, Computer Assisted Testing, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Khodi, Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The present study attempted to to investigate factors which affect EFL writing scores through using generalizability theory (G-theory). To this purpose, one hundred and twenty students participated in one independent and one integrated writing tasks. Proceeding, their performances were scored by six raters: one self-rating, three peers,-rating and…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Scores, Generalizability Theory, English (Second Language)
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Jamalzadeh, Mehri; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza; Rostami, Masoud – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The current study sought to examine the validity of a General English Achievement Test (GEAT), administered to university students in the fall semester of 2018-2019 academic year, by hybridizing differential information (DIF) and differential distractor function (DDF) analytical models. Using a purposive sampling method, from the target population…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Achievement Tests, Undergraduate Students, Islam
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Islam, Md Shaiful; Stapa, Mahani Bt – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Students of private universities in Bangladesh are often found to be less competent in spoken English. Since the universities have adopted EMI (English medium instruction) policy, the prevailing linguistic condition on the campus is an "English only environment." In this context, students are required to communicate in English both…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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