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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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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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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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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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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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Tashmuradova, Buvsara; Prasad, K. D. V.; Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled; Sarabani, Leeda – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Finding out which teaching strategies best support students learning is a key objective of educational research. Knowing this, this study investigated the comparative effects of consciousness-raising (CR) tasks and dynamic assessment (DA) on morphological awareness in an Afghani EFL context. To achieve this, 90 EFL grade 11 learners from three…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Morphology (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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