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Hojung Kim; Changkyung Song; Jiyoung Kim; Hyeyun Jeong; Jisoo Park – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study presents a modified version of the Korean Elicited Imitation (EI) test, designed to resemble natural spoken language, and validates its reliability as a measure of proficiency. The study assesses the correlation between average test scores and Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) levels, examining score distributions among beginner,…
Descriptors: Korean, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Imitation
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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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Zhang, Ci; Xu, XiaoShu; Zhang, Yunfeng – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study presents the validation process of a listening test based on a communicative language test proposed by Bachman (Fundamental considerations in language testing, 1990). It was administered to third-grade high school students by the sixteen Korean Provincial Offices of Education for Curriculum and Evaluation in September 2012 to assess…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Nawas, Abu; Darmawan, I Gusti Ngurah; Maadad, Nina – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The greater emphasis on the significance and difference in English performance between the school types has mainly been investigated across Asian countries. However, not much is known about what language skills differentiate their overall language achievement. Using a quantitative study with comparative analysis, this study measured the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Ho, Pok Jing – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study examines the range of cognitive processes assessed in the English language reading literacy test as part of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), the secondary school exit test in Hong Kong. Prior studies have suggested that higher order cognitive processes are often undermined in high-stakes tests and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Test Items, Cognitive Processes
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Akase, Masaki – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The purpose of this study is to equate and further validate three forms of the vocabulary size test (VST) created by Aizawa and Mochizuki (2010). These three forms, VST 1, 2, and 3, were administered to a cohort of 189 high school students ranging in age from 16 to 18 in April of their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year of high school. Although these…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Language Tests, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Listening comprehension in English, as one of the most fundamental skills, has an essential role in the process of learning English. Non-parametric item Response Theory (NIRT) is a probabilistic-nonparametric approach to item response theory (IRT) which determines the one-dimensionality and adaptability of test. NIRT techniques are a useful tool…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests
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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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Moradi, Elahe; Ghabanchi, Zargham; Pishghadam, Reza – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Given the significance of the test fairness, this study aimed to investigate a reading comprehension test for evidence of differential item functioning (DIF) based on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' gender and their mode of learning (conventional vs. distance learning). To this end, 514 EFL learners were asked to take a 30-item…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Test Bias, Test Items, Second Language Learning
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Shafipoor, Mahdieh; Ravand, Hamdollah; Maftoon, Parviz – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The current study compared the model fit indices, skill mastery probabilities, and classification accuracy of six Diagnostic Classification Models (DCMs): a general model (G-DINA) against five specific models (LLM, RRUM, ACDM, DINA, and DINO). To do so, the response data to the grammar and vocabulary sections of a General English Achievement Test,…
Descriptors: Goodness of Fit, Models, Classification, Grammar
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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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Ha, Hung Tan – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The Listening Vocabulary Levels Test (LVLT) created by McLean et al. Language Teaching Research 19:741-760, 2015 filled an important gap in the field of second language assessment by introducing an instrument for the measurement of phonological vocabulary knowledge. However, few attempts have been made to provide further validity evidence for the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Vietnamese, Test Validity, Test Items
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