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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study investigates the effect of teacher's written corrective feedback (WCF) on acquisition of explicit and implicit knowledge of simple past tense by language learners. Eighty-seven Iranian beginner learners of English participated in this study. The participants were randomly assigned to three groups: focused direct WCF, focused indirect…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Written Language, Second Language Learning
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Nayernia, Akram; Babayan, Zareh – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Although teacher burnout has drawn the attention of many researchers, there is little empirical evidence for the contribution of non-native English language teachers' language proficiency level to their experience of burnout. To address this significant gap, the present study examined the relationship between English as a foreign language (EFL)…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Language Proficiency, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Language Teachers
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Jeong, Heejeong – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
In writing assessment, finding a valid, reliable, and efficient scale is critical. Appropriate scales, increase rater reliability, and can also save time and money. This exploratory study compared the effects of a binary scale and an analytic scale across teacher raters and expert raters. The purpose of the study is to find out how different scale…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hsu, Tammy Huei-Lien – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: A strong interest in researching World Englishes (WE) in relation to language assessment has become an emerging theme in language assessment studies over the past two decades. While research on WE has highlighted the status, function, and legitimacy of varieties of English language, it remains unclear how raters respond to the results…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Akbari, Alireza; Shahnazari, Mohammadtaghi – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
The present research paper introduces a translation evaluation method called Calibrated Parsing Items Evaluation (CPIE hereafter). This evaluation method maximizes translators' performance through identifying the parsing items with an optimal p-docimology and d-index (item discrimination). This method checks all the possible parses (annotations)…
Descriptors: Test Items, Translation, Computer Software, Evaluators
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Pham, Thinh Ngoc; Bui, Lien Thi Phuong – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Despite the wide implementation of English graduation benchmark policy in Vietnam, students' voices on this one-size-fits-all policy have still been under-researched and under-represented. The purpose of this research, therefore, is twofold. The first is to examine whether any differences actually exist among Northern, Central and Southern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Benchmarking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shin, Dongil – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze newspaper articles from three publications ("Chosun Ilbo," "Donga Ilbo," and "JoongAng Ilbo") regarding a newly developed high-stakes English test in South Korea, the National English Ability Test (NEAT), from the viewpoint of critical discourse analysis. All of the articles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Newspapers, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Lim, Hyojung – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
Background: This study aims to empirically answer the question of whether the role of sub-reading skills changes depending on the test format (e.g., multiple-choice vs. open-ended reading questions). The test format effect also addresses the issue of test validity--whether the reading test properly elicits construct-relevant reading skills or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Format, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Ölmezer-Öztürk, Elçin; Aydin, Belgin – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This study reports on the development and validation of Language Assessment Knowledge Scale, LAKS, which aims to measure teachers' language assessment knowledge. The initial development of the scale included a thorough literature review, creating an item pool, and an initial expert opinion stage. The later process, which led to the development of…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Lan-fen; Kubelec, Simon; Keng, Nicole; Hsu, Lung-hsun – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Background: Although teachers of English are required to assess students' speaking proficiency in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), their ability to rate is seldom evaluated. The application of descriptors in the assessment of English speaking on CEFR in the context of English as a foreign language has not often been…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Sultana, Nasreen – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This paper reviews the most important public English examination (matriculation exam) that students take at the end of their secondary education in Bangladesh. The examination is known as the Secondary School Certificate (SSC), which is taken at the end of Grade 10 in the mainstream education in the country. The score of SSC English examination is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Secondary School Students, Scores
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McDonald, Kurtis – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This study was designed to determine how well existing analytic rating scales functioned in the assessment of low- to mid-proficiency Japanese university students' interactive English speaking ability when engaged in small group discussions. Many-facet Rasch measurement (MFRM) was employed to evaluate the quality of adapted rating scales for…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Proficiency, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Quaid, Ethan Douglas – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This paper reviews the International English Language Testing System's speaking sub-test in the East Asia region with reference to theoretical and practice-based perspectives and identifies future research opportunities to enhance the measures of test qualities found. The test's construct validity was seen to accurately measure the abilities…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Tests
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Zheng, Ying; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
This study examined the relationships between students' foreign language classroom anxiety and cognitive test anxiety and their College English Test Band 4 (CET-4) performance. A questionnaire was distributed to 921 Chinese university students to understand the nature and degree of the examined relationships. Follow-up interviews with 12 students…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fernandez, Christina Judy – Language Testing in Asia, 2018
Making inferences about a test taker's language ability has been a concern for language testers. Defining language ability in a speaking test is made difficult because the construct involves factors within and beyond the test taker. One underlying factor is the use of strategies. This study probes test takers' strategic processes and their use in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Tests
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