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Xueping Li; Yiru Wang – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study examines how the genre of input text influences Chinese young EFL learners' performance on continuation tasks. Participants were 30 students in Grade 9 and repeated-measures design was adopted to compare their performance on narrative and argumentative continuation tasks, in terms of writing quality, CAF indicators as well as alignment.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Sherkuziyeva, Nasiba; Imamutdinovna Gabidullina, Farida; Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled; Bayat, Sania – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study aimed to examine the impacts of computerized dynamic assessment (C-DA) and rater-mediated assessment on the test anxiety, writing performance, and oral proficiency of Iranian EFL learners. Based on Preliminary English Test (PET) results, a sample of 64 intermediate participants was chosen from 93 students. Running a convenience sampling…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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AL Harrasi, Kothar Talib Sulaiman – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Drawing upon research on the ways texts work as communication across different disciplines, this study investigated teacher and student feedback practices on three different patterns of writing: comparison-contrast essays, opinion essays, and cause-and-effect essays. The data were collected through three qualitative techniques: interviews, class…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Rhetoric, Essays
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Ibrahim, Karim – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The release of ChatGPT marked the beginning of a new era of AI-assisted plagiarism that disrupts traditional assessment practices in ESL composition. In the face of this challenge, educators are left with little guidance in controlling AI-assisted plagiarism, especially when conventional methods fail to detect AI-generated texts. One approach to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Artificial Intelligence
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Jia, Wenfeng; Zhang, Peixin – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
It is widely believed that raters' cognition is an important aspect of writing assessment, as it has both logical and temporal priority over scores. Based on a critical review of previous research in this area, it is found that raters' cognition can be boiled to two fundamental issues: building text images and strategies for articulating scores.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes, Writing Evaluation, Evaluators
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Safari, Fatemeh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Learning-oriented assessment (LOA) is becoming increasingly popular in language education. The rationale for this popularity is the belief that LOA not only provides teachers with the necessary information for regular and ongoing evaluation but also it effectively assists learners in their learning process. This study attempted to examine the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Heidari, Nasim; Ghanbari, Nasim; Abbasi, Abbas – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
It is widely believed that human rating performance is influenced by an array of different factors. Among these, rater-related variables such as experience, language background, perceptions, and attitudes have been mentioned. One of the important rater-related factors is the way the raters interact with the rating scales. In particular, how raters…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Rating Scales, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Tayyebi, Masoumeh; Abbasabady, Mahmoud Moradi; Abbassian, Gholam-Reza – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Writing assessment literacy (WAL) has received research attention over the past few years. This study aimed at investigating writing assessment knowledge of Iranian English language teachers along with their conceptions and practices of writing assessment based on Crusan et al.'s (Assessing Writing 28:43-56, 2016) study in order to have a better…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Writing Tests
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Talebinamvar, Mobina; Zarrabi, Forooq – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Feedback is an essential component of learning environments. However, providing feedback in populated classes can be challenging for teachers. On the one hand, it is unlikely that a single kind of feedback works for all students considering the heterogeneous nature of their needs. On the other hand, delivering personalized feedback is infeasible…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Evaluation, Writing (Composition), Learning Analytics
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Wang, Yumin; Xie, Qin – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Discourse competence is an essential component of communicative competence and central to the mastery of academic writing. This article reports a three-tiered diagnostic assessment of two English as a foreign language (EFL)┬ástudent writers' discourse competence in terms of textual features, composing strategies, and knowledge about academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Diagnostic Tests
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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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Shin, Dongkwang; Kwon, Suh Keong; Lee, Yongsang – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Language learners today have access to a much wider choice of resources and language-support tools that aid their writing processes. While research on the convenience and flexibility of the writing resources that learners use in real-life writing activities have argued for a re-conceptualization of writing ability, little is known about the effect…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Evaluation, Writing (Composition), Writing Tests
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Kim, Hyunwoo – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The halo effect is raters' undesirable tendency to assign more similar ratings across rating criteria than they should. The impacts of the halo effect on ratings have been studied in rater-mediated L2 writing assessment. Little is known, however, about the extent to which rating criteria order in analytic rating scales is associated with the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Writing Evaluation, Second Languages, Item Response Theory
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Ghanbari, Nasim; Barati, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The present study reports the process of development and validation of a rating scale in the Iranian EFL academic writing assessment context. To achieve this goal, the study was conducted in three distinct phases. Early in the study, the researcher interviewed a number of raters in different universities. Next, a questionnaire was developed based…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Writing Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Shabani, Enayat A.; Panahi, Jaleh – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The literature on using scoring rubrics in writing assessment denotes the significance of rubrics as practical and useful means to assess the quality of writing tasks. This study tries to investigate the agreement among rubrics endorsed and used for assessing the essay writing tasks by the internationally recognized tests of English language…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Scores, Interrater Reliability
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