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Jin, Yan – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This article examines the changes taken place over the decades after a test-based accountability system was in place and proposes an agenda for consequential research of the testing program. The article starts with a review of theories of test-based accountability (Supovitz, Journal of Educational Change 10:211-227, 2009) and a socially grounded,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Accountability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pourdana, Natasha; Tavassoli, Kobra – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Portfolio assessment (PA) as an assessment "for" learning (AfL) alternative has been under-represented in second/foreign language acquisition (SLA) research literature. This study examined the potential impacts of electronic PA (e-PA) on English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) learners' engagement modes in descriptive and narrative genres of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), College Students
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Akase, Masaki – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The purpose of this study is to equate and further validate three forms of the vocabulary size test (VST) created by Aizawa and Mochizuki (2010). These three forms, VST 1, 2, and 3, were administered to a cohort of 189 high school students ranging in age from 16 to 18 in April of their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year of high school. Although these…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Language Tests, Longitudinal Studies
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Tayyebi, Masoumeh; Abbasabady, Mahmoud Moradi; Abbassian, Gholam-Reza – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Writing assessment literacy (WAL) has received research attention over the past few years. This study aimed at investigating writing assessment knowledge of Iranian English language teachers along with their conceptions and practices of writing assessment based on Crusan et al.'s (Assessing Writing 28:43-56, 2016) study in order to have a better…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Writing Tests
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Latif, Muhammad Wasim; Wasim, Arzoo – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The purpose of this study was to pursue an enhanced understanding of teacher assessment literacy by investigating tertiary EFL practitioners' assessment-related personal theories, conceptions and beliefs. The study was based on sociocultural theory as a theoretical framework and informed by interpretivism philosophical underpinnings. Twelve…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Assessment Literacy, Theories
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Sato, Takanori – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Although some second language (L2) pedagogical approaches recognize critical thinking (CT) as an important skill, its assessment is challenging because it is not a well-defined construct with varying definitions. This study aimed to identify the relevant and salient features of argumentative essays that allow for the assessment of L2 students' CT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Content and Language Integrated Learning, English (Second Language)
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Almossa, Samar Yakoob; Alzahrani, Sahar Matar – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Assessment approaches including assessment purposes, assessment processes, fairness, and measurement theory, and English teachers' professional development needs remain underexplored in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This study provided empirical evidence on English language teachers approaches in the Saudi higher education context. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Evaluation
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Rezai, Afsheen; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Miri, Mowla; Kumar, Tribhuwan – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The literature indicates that the effects of sources of demographic biases on fairness in classroom assessment (CA) are under-researched in the Iranian higher education context. Hence, this study aims to explore the Iranian university teachers' perceptions of the effects of demographic biases (e.g., gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic (SES)) on…
Descriptors: Culture Fair Tests, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Talebinamvar, Mobina; Zarrabi, Forooq – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Feedback is an essential component of learning environments. However, providing feedback in populated classes can be challenging for teachers. On the one hand, it is unlikely that a single kind of feedback works for all students considering the heterogeneous nature of their needs. On the other hand, delivering personalized feedback is infeasible…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Evaluation, Writing (Composition), Learning Analytics
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Ogawa, Chie – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study explored two assessment approaches to oral performances: analytical complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) indices and human raters' evaluations. CAF indices are frequently used in second-language speaking (L2) research; however, because tasks are communicative and goal-oriented, the degree to which students achieve such communicative…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Evaluators, Audio Equipment, Accuracy
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Ma, Hui; Chong, Sin Wang – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
High-stakes language tests are used around the world as a gatekeeping tool under the internationalization of higher education. However, the predictable aspect of the high-stakes language tests is seldom discussed, especially from students' perspectives. This study aims to address this gap by aiming to better understand how certain factors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Kongsuwannakul, Kunlaphak – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The literature of empirical studies on the concordance-based cloze test (ConCloze) is far and few between. This is despite the fact that it has a potential for item writing without the aid of native speakers and for making use of corpus-based technology in task design. This article explores the test-taking processes and strategies of a ConCloze…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Communicative Competence (Languages), Profiles, English (Second Language)
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Hoeve, Karen B. – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
High stakes test-based accountability systems primarily rely on aggregates and derivatives of scores from tests that were originally developed to measure individual student proficiency in subject areas such as math, reading/language arts, and now English language proficiency. Current validity models do not explicitly address this use of aggregate…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Language Tests, Accountability, Educational Assessment
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Zhan, Ying; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Wan, Zhi Hong – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Students can only benefit from teacher feedback if they recognise its value for learning. However, there is still a lack of research to investigate the factors influencing students' perceptions of the value of teacher feedback in the context of learning English as a foreign language. This study investigated the impacts of two significant…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Homayouni, Mina – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Peer learning, also known as collaborative learning, is based on social constructivism and contends that learning takes place more actively when students interact socially with their peers. This study sought to examine the effects of scaffolded peer assessment in group-oriented classrooms on developing speaking skills and enlarging the vocabulary…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Vocabulary Development, Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis
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