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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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Aldosari, Mubarak; Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Hashemifardnia, Arash; Abdalgane, Mohammed – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Self-assessment and reflective thinking (RT) can arm learners to monitor and evaluate their learning progress. Despite the long history of the core of self-assessment (CSA) and RT, little is known about how they may contribute to learner enjoyment (LE) and learner immunity (LI). Therefore, the current research attempted to propose a model to…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reflection
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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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Rafi, Fahimeh; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Differentiated second/foreign language (L2) instruction (DI) has received growing attention in pedagogical research. Yet, as a cornerstone of inclusive education, the DI is still under-documented. In this study, we integrated diagnostic assessment (DIA) and collaborative language learning in a differentiated (tiered) oral tasks intervention and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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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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Zadkhast, Mahtab; Rezvani, Ehsan; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The current study set out to investigate the effects of concurrent group dynamic assessment (GDA) and cumulative GDA on Iranian EFL learners' development of reading comprehension micro-skills. To this end, a convenience sample of 60 intermediate undergraduate EFL university students that were selected based on the results of a placement test and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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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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Zhan, Ying; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Wan, Zhi Hong – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Students can only benefit from teacher feedback if they recognise its value for learning. However, there is still a lack of research to investigate the factors influencing students' perceptions of the value of teacher feedback in the context of learning English as a foreign language. This study investigated the impacts of two significant…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Bormanaki, Hamidreza Babaee; Ajideh, Parviz – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This paper reports on an investigation of differential item functioning (DIF) in the Iranian Undergraduate University Entrance Special English Exam (IUUESEE) across four native language groups including the Azeri, the Persian, the Kurdish, and the Luri test takers via Rasch analysis. A total sample of 14,172 participants was selected for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Bias, Undergraduate Students, Native Language
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Tarlani-Aliabadi, Hasan; Tazik, Khalil; Azizi, Zeinab – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Though the empirical findings of the past studies in the literature have offered strong support to the significant role of language knowledge and background knowledge in reading comprehension, this issue has not been explored with regard to specific purposes tests in the Iranian higher education context. Therefore, this study aimed at exploring…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Readability Formulas, Readability, Prior Learning
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Nguyen, Long Quoc; Le, Ha Van – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Achieving a sufficient IELTS band score for academic purposes has been a major goal of many L2 learners around the world, especially those in Asia. However, IELTS writing scores were consistently reported to be the lowest when compared to the scores in speaking, reading, and listening. Despite a growing body of research in IELTS writing, little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Yu, Wenjing; Iwashita, Noriko – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Computer-based testing (CBT), which refers to delivering assessments with computers, has been widely used in large English proficiency tests worldwide. Despite an increasing CBT in China, limited research is available concerning whether CBT can be used for the Test for English Majors-Band 4 (TEM 4). The current study investigated whether testing…
Descriptors: Test Format, Computer Assisted Testing, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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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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Islam, Md Shaiful; Stapa, Mahani Bt – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Students of private universities in Bangladesh are often found to be less competent in spoken English. Since the universities have adopted EMI (English medium instruction) policy, the prevailing linguistic condition on the campus is an "English only environment." In this context, students are required to communicate in English both…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Qiuxian; Hao, Chenxian; Xiao, Yangyu – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
It is now a consensus that high-stakes testing exerts powerful impact in controlling curriculum and pedagogy, and shaping students' learning. The power of testing is especially strong in contexts where testing culture prevails. The Chinese educational context is such a context which is dominated by competitive tests. The language testing results…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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