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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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Yamanishi, Hiroyuki; Ono, Masumi; Hijikata, Yuko – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: In our research project, we have developed a scoring rubric for a second language (L2) summary writing for English as a foreign language (EFL) students in Japanese universities. This study aimed to examine the applicability of our five-dimensional rubric, which features both analytic and holistic assessments, to classrooms in the EFL…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al Fraidan, Abdullah – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Educators, especially test creators, are concerned with the construct validity of their tests. Blame has generally been attached to test-wiseness strategies as one source of error in measurement. There is little evidence of any relation between test-taking strategies in general and test validity; thus, it is not known how strategies can affect…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Sultana, Nasreen – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Language assessment literacy (LAL) is a critical field for researchers, scholars, or anyone interested in improving the language teaching environment. Understanding the basics of testing and the ability to perform testing-related activities becomes more significant in test-oriented countries. As such, in the extremely exam-oriented milieu of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Literacy, Second Language Learning
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Chubko, Nadezhda; Morris, Julia E.; McKinnon, David H.; Slater, Eileen V.; Lummis, Geoffrey W. – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Whilst the role of disciplinary literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming more prominent, there appears to be little adaptation or allowance made for English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL) students learning science in English, as well as no clear understanding of what comprises…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, STEM Education
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Firoozi, Tahereh; Razavipour, Kioumars; Ahmadi, Alireza – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Teachers' assessment literacy has recently captured the attention of scholars across various educational contexts. The literature has it that there is a gap between teachers' assessment practices and national assessment policies. The present study investigated the assessment needs of Iranian EFL teachers in the wake of the new assessment reform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies, Language Teachers
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Zhou, Yujia; Yoshitomi, Asako – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: Research on the test-taker perception of assessments has been conducted under the assumption that negative test-taker perception may influence test performance by decreasing test-taking motivation. This assumption, however, has not been verified in the field of language testing. Building on expectancy-value theory, this study explored…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Assisted Testing, College Students, Language Tests
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Im, Gwan-Hyeok; Shin, Dongil; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Purpose and background: The purpose of this paper is to critically review the traditional and contemporary validation frameworks--the content, criterion, and construct validations; the evidence-gathering; the socio-cognitive model; the test usefulness; and an argument-based approach--as well as empirical studies using an argument-based approach to…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, Content Validity, Construct Validity
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Effatpanah, Farshad; Baghaei, Purya; Boori, Ali Akbar – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Cognitive diagnostic models (CDMs) have recently received a surge of interest in the field of second language assessment due to their promise for providing fine-grained information about strengths and weaknesses of test takers. For the same reason, the present study used the additive CDM (ACDM) as a compensatory and additive model to diagnose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hardy, Ian; Reyes, Vicente – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Although language test-takers have been the focus of much theoretical and empirical work in recent years, this work has been mainly concerned with their attitudes to test preparation and test-taking strategies, giving insufficient attention to their views on broader socio-political and ethical issues. This article examines test-takers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Test Bias
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Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur; Islam, Md Shaiful; Karim, Abdul; Chowdhury, Takad Ahmed; Rahman, Muhammad Mushfiqur; Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Given the significance of English in the global world, English language teaching in Bangladesh has become subject to a supreme concern in maintaining economic growth and developing a skilled workforce. In this article, several barriers have been discussed based on a critical analysis of published materials. This review article covers several key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Policy
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Pearson, William S. – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
It is becoming increasingly important for individuals for whom English is a second language to demonstrate their linguistic credentials for academic, work and employment purposes. One option is to undertake International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which involves attempting to meet the linguistic entrance criteria set by a gatekeeping…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Cutting Scores
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