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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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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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Kuo-Zheng Feng – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study addressed a gap in existing research on Multiple-Choice (MC) cloze tests by focusing on the learners' perspective, specifically examining the difficulties faced by vocational high school students (VHSs). A nationwide sample of 293 VHSs participated, providing both quantitative and qualitative data through a self-developed questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Cloze Procedure, Student Attitudes
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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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Mohammadi Darabad, Ali; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Mowlaie, Bahram; Rostami Abusaeedi, Ali-Asghar – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study aimed at investigating the English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of L1-based and L2-based elicitations in the English classroom employing an explanatory sequential mixed-method design. Ninety-seven Iranian intermediate EFL learners of English have been selected from Islamic Azad University (Science and Research…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Riswanto; Teferi, Habesha; Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
In this study, the potential impacts of dynamic assessment (DA) and non-dynamic assessment (non-DA) on Ethiopian EFL students' productive skills were investigated. Additionally, this study examined Ethiopian EFL students' attitudes regarding using DA in their speaking and writing classes. Fifty-three Ethiopian intermediate EFL learners were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Kumar, Tribhuwan; Soozandehfar, Seyyed Mohammad Ali; Hashemifardnia, Arash; Mombeini, Rasoul – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Assessment has several advantages like involving students in learning and making them cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses. The effects of peer assessment and self-assessment as two main kinds of assessment have not examined on EFL learners' self-regulated learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; therefore, the present…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wicaksono, Bayu Hendro; Ismail, Sayed M.; Sultanova, Shakhnoza Akmalovna; Abeba, Dejen – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Self-awareness and self-evaluation are at the heart of both core of self-assessment, self-efficacy, and grit tendencies. Although there is a lot written about self-assessment, self-efficacy, and grit tendencies, academic resilience, and motivation, very little is known about how self-assessment, self-efficacy, and grit tendencies contribute to the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Efficacy
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Ismail, Sayed M.; Heydarnejad, Tahereh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Effective instruction and assessment are greatly affected by many factors. The ever-growing literature on assessment outlined some cognitive, social, and emotional factors that directly or indirectly influence the learners' academic achievement. In spite of the rosy literature on assessment, the possible interplay among the Core of Self-assessment…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures
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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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Katagiri, Nozomu Wong – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The study explores the unaddressed washback on the English-speaking test of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE-English Language Paper 4). The HKDSE is a university entrance exam in Hong Kong which includes a group discussion speaking test known as English Language Paper 4. To identify ongoing washback effects,…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Testing Problems
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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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Estaji, Masoomeh; Safari, Fatemeh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Learning-oriented assessment (LOA) is becoming increasingly popular in language education. The rationale for this popularity is the belief that LOA not only provides teachers with the necessary information for regular and ongoing evaluation but also it effectively assists learners in their learning process. This study attempted to examine the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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