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Zhang, Jing – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study investigated the relationship between a large-scale and high-stakes English test and test takers' learning behavior. Specifically, it explored whether and how the National Matriculation English Test (NMET) influenced test takers' extracurricular English learning activities under the Chinese Mainland educational context. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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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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Hidri, Sahbi – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The study investigated the alignment process of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA) suite examinations' four levels, B1, B2, C1 and C2, onto the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by explaining and discussing the five linking stages (Council of Europe (CoE 2009). Unlike previous studies, this study used the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ha, Hung Tan – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The article presents an empirical study that investigates the single- and cross-modality relationships between different dimensions of receptive vocabulary knowledge and language skills, as well as the importance of academic vocabulary knowledge in academic listening and reading comprehension. An Updated Vocabulary Levels Test (UVLT), a Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists
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Sayyadi, Ali; Rezvani, Reza – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Admission in English-medium universities or institutions of higher education depends on the results obtained by candidates in large-scale proficiency tests including Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (iBT). The structure and administration procedure of the TOEFL iBT speaking test leaves no room for carrying out…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
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Nour, Payam; Esfandiari, Rajab; Zarei, Abbas Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
To determine the inherent components of language learners' capacity for metamemory maturity, the researchers drafted a metamemory maturity (MMM) questionnaire based on Hultsch et al.'s (Memory self-knowledge and self-efficacy in the aged, Springer-Verlag 65-92, 1988) model. The volunteer participants were a heterogeneous sample of 356 male and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Maturity Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Farhady, Hossein; Tavassoli, Kobra – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Research on language assessment knowledge (LAK) of teachers has focused on two major topics: identifying the LAK needs of teachers and developing appropriate LAK tests. Although the prior research findings significantly contributed to our understanding of the parameters of LAK, they were mostly quantitative and did not provide much information…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language Tests
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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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Abdolrezapour, Parisa; Ghanbari, Nasim – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study aimed to integrate self-regulation strategies into dynamic assessment procedures of listening comprehension in an EFL setting and examine the possibility of raising EFL students' listening comprehension and self-regulation skills. In addition, it explored the possibility of enhancing EFL learners' potential scores in listening…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Self Control
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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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Yi, Yeon-Sook – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
In cognitive diagnostic modeling research, one area that has not had enough research interests is remedial learning or instruction based on the information provided by cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA). The present study tries to address this research gap by looking into the usefulness of the fine-grained score reports based on CDA in two…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Diagnostic Tests, Scores
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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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Geramipour, Masoud – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Rasch testlet and bifactor models are two measurement models that could deal with local item dependency (LID) in assessing the dimensionality of reading comprehension testlets. This study aimed to apply the measurement models to real item response data of the Iranian EFL reading comprehension tests and compare the validity of the bifactor models…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading 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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