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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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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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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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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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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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Xia, Tian; Chen, Xuemin; Parsaei, Hamid R.; Qiu, Feng – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This paper presents a new method for accurately measuring the vocabulary size of second language (L2) learners. Traditional vocabulary size tests (VSTs) are limited in capturing a tester's vocabulary and are often population-specific. To overcome these issues, we propose an intelligent vocabulary size measurement method that utilizes massive robot…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Measurement Techniques, Language Tests, 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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Jin, Yan – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This article examines the changes taken place over the decades after a test-based accountability system was in place and proposes an agenda for consequential research of the testing program. The article starts with a review of theories of test-based accountability (Supovitz, Journal of Educational Change 10:211-227, 2009) and a socially grounded,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Accountability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Hoeve, Karen B. – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
High stakes test-based accountability systems primarily rely on aggregates and derivatives of scores from tests that were originally developed to measure individual student proficiency in subject areas such as math, reading/language arts, and now English language proficiency. Current validity models do not explicitly address this use of aggregate…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Language Tests, Accountability, Educational Assessment
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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. Mokken scale analysis (MSA) is a probabilistic-nonparametric approach to item response theory (IRT) which determines the one-dimensionality and scalability of test. Mokken scaling techniques are a useful tool for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Nonparametric Statistics, Item Response Theory
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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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