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Shadi Noroozi; Hossein Karami – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
Recently, psychometricians and researchers have voiced their concern over the exploration of language test items in light of Messick's validation framework. Validity has been central to test development and use; however, it has not received due attention in language tests having grave consequences for test takers. The present study sought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Graduate Students, Language Proficiency
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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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Al Lawati, Zahra Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study discusses the characteristics of test specifications (specs) and item writer guidelines (IWGs), their role in item development of English as a Second Language (ESL) reading tests, and the use of the CEFR for specs development. This mixed-method study analyzed specs, IWGs, tests, and the Pearson Test of English General test statistics.…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, Test Construction, English (Second Language)
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BijanKhan, Mahmood; ShayesteFar, Parvaneh; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Drawing on a growing body of research on the interface between corpus linguistics and second/foreign language testing and assessment, we adopted "Peykare," a large-scale, annotated, Persian written language resource to evaluate the content (i.e., coverage and typicality) and construct validity of a Persian language proficiency test…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Language Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity
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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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Nikmard, Fateme; Tavassoli, Kobra; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The idea of sources other than the test-takers' knowledge leading to different results on high-stakes tests was the motif based on which the present investigation was initiated on the probable sources of unreliability of a test. For this purpose, the researchers went through a thorough literature review with the aim to identify the issues to be…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, High Stakes Tests, College Entrance Examinations
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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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Liu, Yunlong; Cui, Yaqiong; Yu, Hua – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Many Chinese universities are implementing an educational reform to transform their general English courses into academic English courses. Accordingly, how to assess students' English ability should also be reformed. In this test review, we introduce a school-based general academic English summative test developed by English instructors. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Summative Evaluation, Second Language Learning
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Rezai, Afsheen – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Although fairness in assessment practices has gained noticeable attention over the recent years, there has been a long-lasting study to design and validate a questionnaire to measure it from a psychometric perspective. Thus, this study aims to develop and validate a questionnaire with adequate psychometric properties to measure fairness in…
Descriptors: Justice, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Razavipour, Kioumars; Raji, Behnaz – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The credibility of conclusions arrived at in quantitative research depends, to a large extent, on the quality of data collection instruments used to quantify language and non-language constructs. Despite this, research into data collection instruments used in Applied Linguistics and particularly in the thesis genre remains limited. This study…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Test Reliability, Language Tests, Credibility
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Kongsuwannakul, Kunlaphak – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The literature of empirical studies on the concordance-based cloze test (ConCloze) is far and few between. This is despite the fact that it has a potential for item writing without the aid of native speakers and for making use of corpus-based technology in task design. This article explores the test-taking processes and strategies of a ConCloze…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Communicative Competence (Languages), Profiles, English (Second Language)
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Koizumi, Rie; Agawa, Toshie; Asano, Keiko; In'nami, Yo – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Background: Variations in the skill profiles of learners have become an important research area in recent years. However, there is a lack of empirical research on this topic in Japan. We conducted three studies to address this gap. Methods: Study 1 investigated the characteristics of the flat and uneven skill profiles of Japanese learners of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Mohammadi, Moloud; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Siyyari, Masood – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Thinking has always been an integral part of human life, and it can be said that whenever humanity has been thinking, it has been practicing a kind of criticizing the issues around. This is the concept of critical thinking that enhances the ability of individuals to identify problems and find solutions. Most previous research has focused on only…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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