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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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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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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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Ho, Soi Kei; Gan, Zhengdong – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This comparative study investigated the associations between instructional practices and students' reading performance among 10 top performing regions that participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018. A nationally representative sample consisting of 80,016 15-year-old students from 5 Asian regions (B-S-J-Z [China],…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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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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Latif, Muhammad Wasim; Wasim, Arzoo – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The purpose of this study was to pursue an enhanced understanding of teacher assessment literacy by investigating tertiary EFL practitioners' assessment-related personal theories, conceptions and beliefs. The study was based on sociocultural theory as a theoretical framework and informed by interpretivism philosophical underpinnings. Twelve…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Assessment Literacy, Theories
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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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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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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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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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Khau, Anh Hoang; Huynh, Van Thuy Mai – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study attempts to investigate how four groups of participants at Tra Vinh University perceive oral fluency. This study is conducted in the hope to obtain more perceptions of oral fluency so future rubrics can be developed based on such perceptions. The study used a set of items stating what oral fluency should be like, which was developed…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rahman, Kh. Atikur; Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Ibna Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This paper aims at exploring the issues related to implementing a formative assessment model namely School-Based Assessment (SBA) at secondary schools in Bangladesh. A qualitative study employing interviews with English teachers of grade 8 and the head teachers and FGDs with students from twelve secondary schools was conducted. Moreover, field…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Models, Program Implementation, Barriers
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Rezai, Afsheen; Alibakhshi, Gudarz; Farokhipour, Sajjad; Miri, Mowla – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study aims to disclose the Iranian university teachers' perceptions of the fundamentals of language assessment literacy (LAL). To this aim, using purposive sampling, eighteen university teachers from two Iranian universities were invited to participate in semi-structured interviews. Their viewpoints were audio-recorded, transcribed, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Alternative Assessment, Testing Problems
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