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Kuo-Zheng Feng – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study addressed a gap in existing research on Multiple-Choice (MC) cloze tests by focusing on the learners' perspective, specifically examining the difficulties faced by vocational high school students (VHSs). A nationwide sample of 293 VHSs participated, providing both quantitative and qualitative data through a self-developed questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Cloze Procedure, Student Attitudes
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Hojung Kim; Changkyung Song; Jiyoung Kim; Hyeyun Jeong; Jisoo Park – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study presents a modified version of the Korean Elicited Imitation (EI) test, designed to resemble natural spoken language, and validates its reliability as a measure of proficiency. The study assesses the correlation between average test scores and Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) levels, examining score distributions among beginner,…
Descriptors: Korean, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Imitation
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Shadi Noroozi; Hossein Karami – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
Recently, psychometricians and researchers have voiced their concern over the exploration of language test items in light of Messick's validation framework. Validity has been central to test development and use; however, it has not received due attention in language tests having grave consequences for test takers. The present study sought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Graduate Students, Language Proficiency
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Kyung-Mi O. – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
This study examines the efficacy of artificial intelligence (AI) in creating parallel test items compared to human-made ones. Two test forms were developed: one consisting of 20 existing human-made items and another with 20 new items generated with ChatGPT assistance. Expert reviews confirmed the content parallelism of the two test forms.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Software, Test Items
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Al Lawati, Zahra Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study discusses the characteristics of test specifications (specs) and item writer guidelines (IWGs), their role in item development of English as a Second Language (ESL) reading tests, and the use of the CEFR for specs development. This mixed-method study analyzed specs, IWGs, tests, and the Pearson Test of English General test statistics.…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, Test Construction, English (Second Language)
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Çakmak, Fidel; Ismail, Sayed M.; Karami, Samaneh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Some impediments in language learning may have a detrimental impact on learners' actual performance on the test and lead to anxiety and demotivation. Language achievement is influenced by self-assessment (SA), academic resilience (AR), academic motivation (AM), and test-taking skills (T-TS) among other factors. Considering the relevance of these…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Resilience (Psychology), Learning Motivation, Test Wiseness
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Ebadi, Saman; Karimi, Elham; Vakili, Shokoufeh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
As a part of a more extensive computerized dynamic assessment (CDA) project delivered through a dedicated website, www.lingeli.com, this study explores EFL learners' perspectives on an online listening comprehension dynamic assessment software focusing on inferential listening skills while trying to minimize the guessing effect. The study…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
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Aldosari, Mubarak; Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Hashemifardnia, Arash; Abdalgane, Mohammed – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Self-assessment and reflective thinking (RT) can arm learners to monitor and evaluate their learning progress. Despite the long history of the core of self-assessment (CSA) and RT, little is known about how they may contribute to learner enjoyment (LE) and learner immunity (LI). Therefore, the current research attempted to propose a model to…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reflection
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Tashmuradova, Buvsara; Prasad, K. D. V.; Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled; Sarabani, Leeda – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Finding out which teaching strategies best support students learning is a key objective of educational research. Knowing this, this study investigated the comparative effects of consciousness-raising (CR) tasks and dynamic assessment (DA) on morphological awareness in an Afghani EFL context. To achieve this, 90 EFL grade 11 learners from three…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Morphology (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mohammadi Darabad, Ali; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Mowlaie, Bahram; Rostami Abusaeedi, Ali-Asghar – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study aimed at investigating the English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of L1-based and L2-based elicitations in the English classroom employing an explanatory sequential mixed-method design. Ninety-seven Iranian intermediate EFL learners of English have been selected from Islamic Azad University (Science and Research…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Al-Hawamdeh, Basem Okleh Salameh; Hussen, Negash; Abdelrasheed, Nasser Said Gomaa – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Due to the benefits of e-portfolio assessment and summative assessment in Ethiopia and a dearth of research, this study attempted to contrast e-portfolio assessment and summative assessment use in developing Ethiopian EFL learners' writing complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF); learners' autonomy; learning anxiety; and self-efficacy as they have…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Summative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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BijanKhan, Mahmood; ShayesteFar, Parvaneh; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Drawing on a growing body of research on the interface between corpus linguistics and second/foreign language testing and assessment, we adopted "Peykare," a large-scale, annotated, Persian written language resource to evaluate the content (i.e., coverage and typicality) and construct validity of a Persian language proficiency test…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Language Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Yang, Chengsong – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study made triangulated use of eye-tracking and retrospective verbal reports (RVRs) to compare the banked gap-filling processes of two same-scorers and those of a top scorer and a bottom scorer. The two same-scorers differed in their cognitive effort on global and local processing, fluency of choice making, and strategy use when completing…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Sherkuziyeva, Nasiba; Imamutdinovna Gabidullina, Farida; Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled; Bayat, Sania – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study aimed to examine the impacts of computerized dynamic assessment (C-DA) and rater-mediated assessment on the test anxiety, writing performance, and oral proficiency of Iranian EFL learners. Based on Preliminary English Test (PET) results, a sample of 64 intermediate participants was chosen from 93 students. Running a convenience sampling…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled; Cuba Carbajal, Nestor; Zuta, Manuel Enrique Chenet; Bayat, Sania – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This research set to examine the impacts of collaborative learning (CL), scaffolding instruction, and self-assessment on reading anxiety, reading motivation, and reading comprehension of Iranian EFL learners. Based on Preliminary English Test (PET) results, a sample of 58 students was chosen to represent the study's sample subject out of a total…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reading
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