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Riswanto; Teferi, Habesha; Ahmed Abdel-Al Ibrahim, Khaled – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
In this study, the potential impacts of dynamic assessment (DA) and non-dynamic assessment (non-DA) on Ethiopian EFL students' productive skills were investigated. Additionally, this study examined Ethiopian EFL students' attitudes regarding using DA in their speaking and writing classes. Fifty-three Ethiopian intermediate EFL learners were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Goodwin, Ronnie; Kirkpatrick, Robert – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Rubrics for writing courses have become increasingly popular yet there have been few studies published from the GCC. This study investigated the effectiveness of rubrics in business writing classes at a Kuwait university. The participants were 104 students who were given a survey that evaluated their opinions of the rubrics. In addition, several…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries
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Ritonga, Mahyudin; Shaban, Ahmad Abdulkareem; Al-Rashidi, Anwar Hammad; Chilani, Noam – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Every decision made in the classroom has the potential to either help or hurt a student's development as a learner. When students' mental and emotional well-being are taken into account, effective instruction and assessment are possible, despite the importance of learners' engagement in assessment (LEA), test-taking skills (TTS), self-assessment…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Evaluation, Test Wiseness, Resilience (Psychology)
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Ghiasvand, Farhad; Jahanbakhsh, Akbar A.; Sharifpour, Pardis – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Teacher agency is a pivotal element of professionalism and second/foreign language (L2) education. However, its role in L2 assessment has remained under-researched. Part of this negligence is due to the absence of a validated questionnaire to measure the construct and its underlying components. To address this gap, drawing on the ecological…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Professional Autonomy, Evaluation Methods
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Kumar, Tribhuwan; Soozandehfar, Seyyed Mohammad Ali; Hashemifardnia, Arash; Mombeini, Rasoul – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Assessment has several advantages like involving students in learning and making them cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses. The effects of peer assessment and self-assessment as two main kinds of assessment have not examined on EFL learners' self-regulated learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; therefore, the present…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wicaksono, Bayu Hendro; Ismail, Sayed M.; Sultanova, Shakhnoza Akmalovna; Abeba, Dejen – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Self-awareness and self-evaluation are at the heart of both core of self-assessment, self-efficacy, and grit tendencies. Although there is a lot written about self-assessment, self-efficacy, and grit tendencies, academic resilience, and motivation, very little is known about how self-assessment, self-efficacy, and grit tendencies contribute to the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Efficacy
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Zhang, Yanhui; MacWhinney, Brian – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Second language acquisition (SLA) is complex and multidimensional. Using the framework of the unified competition model (UCM), the current study explores how robust learning and testing of Chinese Pinyin are fostered by optimal integration of different kinds of feedback in an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Language Proficiency
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Phuong, Hoang Yen; Phan, Quoc Toan; Le, Thanh Thao – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This research investigates the effectiveness of utilizing analytic rubrics in peer-assessment (PA) and self-assessment (SA) methodologies to enhance the proficiency of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' essay writing skills in the Vietnamese context. It further contributes to the existing body of literature regarding formative…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Scoring Rubrics, Language Proficiency
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Estrada-Araoz, Edwin Gustavo; Sayed, Biju Theruvil; Niyazova, Gulnorakhon Gulyamovna; Lami, Desta – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This research compared the impacts of computerized formative assessment (CFA) and computerized dynamic assessment (CDA) on students' motivation, reading self-concept, autonomy, and self-regulation. Out of a total of 123 Bangladeshi pupils, 87 participants were carefully chosen as the study's sample subject based on the Preliminary English Test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Yumsek, Meltem – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Various stakeholders, such as policymakers and educators, require diagnostic feedback and actionable test results. One particular context in which fine-grained test results are of utmost importance is English language proficiency (ELP) assessments as they are used for critical decisions for students. Diagnostic classification models (DCMs) afford…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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AL Harrasi, Kothar Talib Sulaiman – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Drawing upon research on the ways texts work as communication across different disciplines, this study investigated teacher and student feedback practices on three different patterns of writing: comparison-contrast essays, opinion essays, and cause-and-effect essays. The data were collected through three qualitative techniques: interviews, class…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Rhetoric, Essays
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Rafi, Fahimeh; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Differentiated second/foreign language (L2) instruction (DI) has received growing attention in pedagogical research. Yet, as a cornerstone of inclusive education, the DI is still under-documented. In this study, we integrated diagnostic assessment (DIA) and collaborative language learning in a differentiated (tiered) oral tasks intervention and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Jalilzadeh, Kaveh; Coombe, Christine – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Learning-oriented assessment has been called a practice that can be employed to increase the power of assessment practices in the classroom and one that has been said to promote efficient student learning. However, it is not always easy to employ learning-oriented assessment in English classes, because of a number of constraints. This study aimed…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Nikmard, Fateme; Tavassoli, Kobra; Pourdana, Natasha – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The idea of sources other than the test-takers' knowledge leading to different results on high-stakes tests was the motif based on which the present investigation was initiated on the probable sources of unreliability of a test. For this purpose, the researchers went through a thorough literature review with the aim to identify the issues to be…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, High Stakes Tests, College Entrance Examinations
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Darabi Bazvand, Ali – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
It is acknowledged that assessment ethics is an integral part of teacher education. Unlike sizable published research on students' perceptions of assessment in higher education, very little is reported on student teachers' perceptions of assessment ethics across university-based teacher education programs. This study aimed to explore Teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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