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Prasad, KDV; Aladini, Alaa; Normurodova, Nozliya Zarilovna; Belton, Barana – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Many different elements have a significant impact on the effectiveness of both teaching and assessment. The ever-expanding body of research on assessment has provided an overview of several cognitive, social, and emotional aspects that impact the academic accomplishment of learners in either a direct or indirect manner. In spite of the promising…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Evaluation
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Nurjamin, Asep; Salazar-Espinoza, David-Eli; Saenko, Natalya; Bina, Elia – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Students may better keep tabs on their own development by engaging in self-assessment (S-A), academic buoyancy (AB) construction, and reflective thinking (RT). Although S-A, AB, and RT have been known for a long time, very little is known regarding their potential effects on test-taking anxiety (TTA) and learner enjoyment (LE). Therefore, this…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Foreign Countries, Reflection, Psychological Patterns
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Safari, Fatemeh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Learning-oriented assessment (LOA) is becoming increasingly popular in language education. The rationale for this popularity is the belief that LOA not only provides teachers with the necessary information for regular and ongoing evaluation but also it effectively assists learners in their learning process. This study attempted to examine the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Ci; Xu, XiaoShu; Zhang, Yunfeng – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study presents the validation process of a listening test based on a communicative language test proposed by Bachman (Fundamental considerations in language testing, 1990). It was administered to third-grade high school students by the sixteen Korean Provincial Offices of Education for Curriculum and Evaluation in September 2012 to assess…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Ismail, Sayed M.; Nikpoo, Iman; Prasad, K. D. V. – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The present research tried to prompt self-regulated learning, autonomy, and self-efficacy of EFL learners through authentic assessment in Iranian EFL classrooms. To do so, 57 Iranian EFL learners were chosen and assigned to two equal groups; the Experimental Group (CG) and the Control Group (CG). Then, three questionnaires were administered to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Meta Analysis, Personal Autonomy, Self Efficacy
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Azizi, Zeinab; Ismail, Sayed M. – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
There has been a growing call for listening to test-takers' voices across diverse assessment contexts. Within classroom assessment (CA), however, test-takers' voices on ethics are under-researched in the high school context of Iran. Hence, this study purported to disclose Iranian high school test-takers' (n = 15) perceptions of the ethical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nawas, Abu; Darmawan, I Gusti Ngurah; Maadad, Nina – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
The greater emphasis on the significance and difference in English performance between the school types has mainly been investigated across Asian countries. However, not much is known about what language skills differentiate their overall language achievement. Using a quantitative study with comparative analysis, this study measured the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Allahyari, Rahmatolah; Abbasabady, Mahmoud Moradi; Akhter, Shamim; Alibakhshi, Goudarz – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Consequential validity, a facet of construct validity, has been extensively explored by educational psychologists and scholars focused on English language assessment. It is widely recognized that English language instructors must possess a thorough understanding of high-stake language tests. However, the body of research concerning EFL teachers'…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shin, Dongil; Park, Soohyeon; Cho, Eunhae – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Research on language planning and policy (LPP) has transcended beyond enacting government-initiated language policy and progressed towards uncovering inherent power relations. The discourse-analytical approach (DA) effectively captures the relation between texts and other elements of social practices. Therefore, this approach has been adopted to…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Rezai, Afsheen – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Although fairness in assessment practices has gained noticeable attention over the recent years, there has been a long-lasting study to design and validate a questionnaire to measure it from a psychometric perspective. Thus, this study aims to develop and validate a questionnaire with adequate psychometric properties to measure fairness in…
Descriptors: Justice, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Azizi, Zeinab – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Although fairness in assessment practices (APs) in traditional classes has gained noticeable attention in recent years, it has remained unexplored in online education (OE). Thus, this study explores Iranian university English teachers' perceptions of fair APs in OE. For this purpose, 21 university English teachers from Lorestan University and…
Descriptors: Justice, Computer Assisted Testing, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Razavipour, Kioumars; Raji, Behnaz – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The credibility of conclusions arrived at in quantitative research depends, to a large extent, on the quality of data collection instruments used to quantify language and non-language constructs. Despite this, research into data collection instruments used in Applied Linguistics and particularly in the thesis genre remains limited. This study…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Test Reliability, Language Tests, Credibility
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Ho, Pok Jing – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study examines the range of cognitive processes assessed in the English language reading literacy test as part of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), the secondary school exit test in Hong Kong. Prior studies have suggested that higher order cognitive processes are often undermined in high-stakes tests and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Test Items, Cognitive Processes
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Noroozi, Shadi; Karami, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Recently, researchers have expressed their growing concern over the scrutiny of language test items in light of cognitive load theory (CLT). While cognitive load has been central to language learning research, it has not enjoyed due attention in high-stakes language tests. The current study set out to delve into the relationship between difficulty…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Correlation, Language Tests
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Heidari, Nasim; Ghanbari, Nasim; Abbasi, Abbas – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
It is widely believed that human rating performance is influenced by an array of different factors. Among these, rater-related variables such as experience, language background, perceptions, and attitudes have been mentioned. One of the important rater-related factors is the way the raters interact with the rating scales. In particular, how raters…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Rating Scales, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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