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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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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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Mashhadlou, Haleh; Izadpanah, Siros – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the assessment of Iranian English teachers' performance. Besides, it was aimed to examine and compare the performance of teachers based on their gender differences and teaching experience. To the first aim, the Delphi technique was used to develop a questionnaire and the reliability of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Rezai, Afsheen; Alibakhshi, Gudarz; Farokhipour, Sajjad; Miri, Mowla – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study aims to disclose the Iranian university teachers' perceptions of the fundamentals of language assessment literacy (LAL). To this aim, using purposive sampling, eighteen university teachers from two Iranian universities were invited to participate in semi-structured interviews. Their viewpoints were audio-recorded, transcribed, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Alternative Assessment, Testing Problems
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Pinar, Yunus; Ünal, Fatma; Pinar, Nihal Kubilay – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
In this study, we examine the mother tongue proficiency of pre-school children from high-income and highly educated families in Antalya, Turkey. The study used the Turkish version of the Hamburger Instrument for the Analysis of the Language Level of 5-year olds (HAVAS 5) linguistic-level diagnostic tool that is originally employed to form the…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Advantaged, Preschool Children, Turkish
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Ghanbari, Nasim; Nowroozi, Sima – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
For many years, technology has been applied to improve the quality of language learning and teaching. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the integration of technology in different language learning contexts. The sudden shift to online teaching faced educators with an array of challenges they had not experienced before. In…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Erguvan, Inan Deniz – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Contract cheating has gone rampant in higher education recently. When institutions switched to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of contract cheating students climbed to unprecedented levels. Essay mills saw the lack of face-to-face interaction and proctoring on campus as an opportunity and used aggressive marketing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Higher Education, COVID-19
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Khodi, Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The present study attempted to to investigate factors which affect EFL writing scores through using generalizability theory (G-theory). To this purpose, one hundred and twenty students participated in one independent and one integrated writing tasks. Proceeding, their performances were scored by six raters: one self-rating, three peers,-rating and…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Scores, Generalizability Theory, English (Second Language)
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Nowruzi, Majid – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This explanatory sequential mixed methods study aimed at exploring the grading decision-making of Iranian English language teachers in terms of the factors used when assigning grades and the rationales behind using those factors. In the preliminary quantitative phase, a questionnaire was issued to 300 secondary school and private institute EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grading, Decision Making, English (Second Language)
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Ghahderijani, Behnoosh Heshmat; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Tavakoli, Mona; Kumar, Tribhuwan; Magizov, Rustem – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study attempted to check the impact of two dynamic assessment (DA) models on speaking CAF. DA, as opposed to static assessment, is conceived as an interactive approach to assessment that integrates teaching and testing into a unified instructional engagement. To achieve the goals of this research, a convenience sample of 90 upper-intermediate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Assessment, Group Testing, Computer Assisted Testing
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Pourdana, Natasha; Asghari, Soheila – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The present study explored the extent to which teacher assessment (TA) and peer assessment (PA) differ in terms of magnitude and patterns of distribution across English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' descriptive and narrative writing performance. Twenty Persian-speaking EFL learners were non-randomly selected and voluntarily participated in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Student Evaluation
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Rahmati, Jafar; Izadpanah, Siros; Shahnavaz, Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
As more various types of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) programs have been incorporated into language classrooms over the recent decades, it has become more important to uncover whether, to what extent, and under which moderator variables CALL can be yield more effective outcomes than traditional language instruction. The issue of…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khodi, Ali; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Karami, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The present paper appraises a standardized test, the entrance exam of Iranian universities, known as "Konkur" that is administered annually as a means of gaining admission to higher education in Iran. This norm-referenced test is administered for students majoring in mathematics, experimental sciences, and humanities whose scores along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, High Stakes Tests, Psychometrics
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Rahmatollahi, Maryam; Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Research has already established the boundless potential of teachers in assisting effective learning processes, and there is still a need to expand research to illustrate interrelation and connection between the construct of teachers' professional accountability which moderates and directs student learning. To this end, a comprehensive review of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Learning Processes, Content Analysis, Likert Scales
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Rahman, Kh. Atikur; Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna; Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Tilwani, Shouket Ahmad – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This paper presents the findings of a study which aimed at exploring the washback of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) English examinations on English teaching and learning practice at secondary schools in Bangladesh. For this purpose, a qualitative research (employing interviews with English teachers, FGDs with students and classroom…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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