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Bai, Ying – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Test takers' individual characteristics may have a significant impact on their test performance (e.g. Bachman & Palmer, Language assessment in practice: Developing language assessments and justifying their use in the real world, 2010). However, given their dynamic and context-sensitive nature, different variables of test takers' individual…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, Performance Factors, English (Second Language)
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Moghadam, M.; Nasirzadeh, F. – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The present study tries to investigate the fairness of an English reading comprehension test employing Kunnan's (2004) test fairness framework (TFF) as the most comprehensive model available for test fairness. The participants of this study comprised 300 freshman students taking general English course chosen based on the availability sampling,…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Test Items
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Nikmard, Fateme; Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
English teachers' assessment literacy has always been considered as an important factor in their performance. However, no instrument has ever been developed to assess this construct among Iranian EFL teachers. To fill this gap, in the first phase of the present study, a theoretical framework for the main four components of teacher assessment…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Validity
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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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Lim, Hyojung – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
The current study aims to explore the cognitive validity of the iBT TOEFL reading test by investigating test takers' eye movements on individual items. It is assumed that successful test takers would adopt the intended reading processes, the same types and levels of cognitive processes that they would use for real-world reading tasks. Forty-seven…
Descriptors: Test Validity, High Stakes Tests, Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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Gan, Ling; Lam, Ricky – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
In the past decade, language assessment training has increasingly become a key research agenda in language testing and assessment, particularly within the Chinese context. Studies have explored the training of language instructors who provide language testing and assessment courses, the efficacy of assessment training courses, and assessment…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Coombe, Christine; Vafadar, Hossein; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Recently, we have witnessed a growing interest in developing teachers' language assessment literacy. The ever increasing demand for and use of assessment products and data by a more varied group of stakeholders than ever before, such as newcomers with limited assessment knowledge in the field, and the knowledge assessors need to possess (Stiggins,…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Educational Research
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Shin, Dongil; Cho, Eunhae – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Drawing on critical discourse analysis methodologies, this study examines the discursive conflicts and strategies employed by newspaper media surrounding the National English Ability Test (NEAT) in Korea. NEAT was reported to cause severe competition among young learners of English and lacked public support. Discursive conflicts over whether NEAT…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Newspapers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Di Zhang, Emily – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Source use competence is becoming increasingly important in English-medium universities, and inability to appropriately use reading sources leads to plagiarism which has serious punishable consequences. As one effective strategy to help academic writers to avoid plagiarism, paraphrasing is highly recommended for students to master. However,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing (Composition), Cognitive Processes, Writing Strategies
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Gates, Gwyneth; Cox, Troy L.; Bell, Teresa Reber; Eggington, William – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
Two assumptions of speaking proficiency tests are that the speech produced is spontaneous and the the scores on those tests predict what examinees can do in real-world communicative situations. Therefore, when examinees memorize scripts for their oral responses, the validity of the score interpretation is threatened. While the American Council on…
Descriptors: Korean, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Oral Language
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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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Akhavan Masoumi, Ghazal; Sadeghi, Karim – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
This study aimed to examine the effect of test format on test performance by comparing Multiple Choice (MC) and Constructed Response (CR) vocabulary tests in an EFL setting. Also, this paper investigated the function of gender in MC and CR vocabulary measures. To this end, five 20-item stem-equivalent vocabulary tests (CR, and 3-, 4-, 5-, and…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Erguvan, Inan Deniz; Aksu Dunya, Beyza – Language Testing in Asia, 2020
This study examined the rater severity of instructors using a multi-trait rubric in a freshman composition course offered in a private university in Kuwait. Use of standardized multi-trait rubrics is a recent development in this course and student feedback and anchor papers provided by instructors for each essay exam necessitated the assessment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Writing Evaluation
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Hung, Shao-Ting Alan; Huang, Heng-Tsung Danny – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Washback refers to the influence of tests on learning and teaching. To date, a number of studies have revealed that tests affect teaching content, course design, and classroom practices. However, in Asian higher education contexts, little research has examined the washback of proficiency tests on English learning in comparison with the efforts on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests
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Farahani, Ali Akbar Khomeijani; Nemati, Majid; Nazari Montazer, Mostafa – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study examines the distribution of peer review in face-to-face and mobile-mediated peer review groups and their effects on students' revision skills and academic writing development. Seventy-two first-year English for academic purposes (EAP) students participated in an 18-session IELTS academic writing course in a Canadian university the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Peer Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes
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