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Patra, Indrajit; Alazemi, Asmaa; Al-Jamal, Dina; Gheisari, Asma – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Although corrective feedback (CF) has been studied, more studies still need to be conducted on this variable to check its effects on language learning. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of teachers' written and verbal CF during the formative assessment (FA) on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Abdulaal, Mohammad Awad Al-Dawoody; Alenazi, Maryumah Heji; Tajuddin, Azza Jauhar Ahmad; Hamidi, Bahramuddin – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Despite their importance, dynamic and diagnostic assessments (DigAs) have received little attention in phycological aspects of foreign language teaching and learning settings; therefore, this study compared the effects of dynamic and diagnostic assessment (DigA) on Afghan EFL learners' speaking fluency and accuracy (SFA), learning anxiety (LA),…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Fluency
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Liao, Yen-Fen – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The English General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT), a nationwide high-stakes college entrance exam in Taiwan, has commonly served as a placement test for streaming college freshmen into EFL classes. There has, however, been scant research reported on the feasibility of using an admission test for EFL placement. This study aims to investigate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, High Stakes Tests, Placement Tests
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Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Listening comprehension in English, as one of the most fundamental skills, has an essential role in the process of learning English. Mokken scale analysis (MSA) is a probabilistic-nonparametric approach to item response theory (IRT) which determines the one-dimensionality and scalability of test. Mokken scaling techniques are a useful tool for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Nonparametric Statistics, Item Response Theory
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Al Sharoufi, Hussain – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study investigates the efficacy of a new testing tool, a Web-based application known as the Academic Writing Wizard (AWW), in creating a unified English technology-based writing curriculum in the Arabian Gulf countries, focusing particularly on the case of Oman. The application was piloted in three Oman high schools selected by the Omani…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Ghaemi, Hamed – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Listening comprehension in English, as one of the most fundamental skills, has an essential role in the process of learning English. Non-parametric item Response Theory (NIRT) is a probabilistic-nonparametric approach to item response theory (IRT) which determines the one-dimensionality and adaptability of test. NIRT techniques are a useful tool…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Bijani, Houman; Hashempour, Bahareh; Ibrahim, Khaled Ahmed Abdel-Al; Orabah, Salim Said Bani; Heydarnejad, Tahereh – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Due to subjectivity in oral assessment, much concentration has been put on obtaining a satisfactory measure of consistency among raters. However, the process for obtaining more consistency might not result in valid decisions. One matter that is at the core of both reliability and validity in oral assessment is rater training. Recently,…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Feedback (Response), Bias
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Khosravani, Mahmood; Rostamian, Morteza; Ashraf, Hamid; Motallebzade, Khalil – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Though the emergence of standardized testing promoted classical approaches such as summative achievement tests, it brought about serious criticisms regarding the stakes of these tests and their consequences on different dimensions of education. Exploring these consequences attracted researchers' attention in education. A mass of studies are…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Yumin; Xie, Qin – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Discourse competence is an essential component of communicative competence and central to the mastery of academic writing. This article reports a three-tiered diagnostic assessment of two English as a foreign language (EFL) student writers' discourse competence in terms of textual features, composing strategies, and knowledge about academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Diagnostic Tests
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Jahara, Syed Farhat; Hussain, Mudassir; Kumar, Tribhuwan; Goodarzi, Ahmad; Assefa, Yalalem – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
While several studies have addressed the interconnections between self-assessment and academic stress, much uncertainty still exists about the mediating role of coping styles in this interplay. Therefore, this research aimed to determine the mediating role of coping styles in the relationship between the core of self-assessment and academic…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), English Language Learners, Coping, Stress Variables
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Nakamura, Keita – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Background: This study investigated the scoring and criterion-related validity of the TEAP, a newly developed Test of English for Academic Purposes. In this study, scoring validity was examined by investigating the factor structure, while criterion-related validity was examined by first investigating the longitudinal change of test takers'…
Descriptors: Test Validity, English for Academic Purposes, Language Tests, Scoring
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Koizumi, Rie; Agawa, Toshie; Asano, Keiko; In'nami, Yo – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Background: Variations in the skill profiles of learners have become an important research area in recent years. However, there is a lack of empirical research on this topic in Japan. We conducted three studies to address this gap. Methods: Study 1 investigated the characteristics of the flat and uneven skill profiles of Japanese learners of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Erguvan, Inan Deniz – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Contract cheating, or students outsourcing their assignments to be completed by others, has emerged as a significant threat to academic integrity in higher education institutions around the world. During the COVID-19, when traditional face-to-face instruction became unsustainable, the number of contract cheating students increased dramatically.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Knowledge Level, Cheating, Foreign Countries
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Derakhshan, Ali; Ghiasvand, Farhad – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
As a growing approach to assessment, learning-oriented assessment (LOA) has recently flourished to position learning at the center of assessment practices. It aims to unify assessment, teaching, and learning. However, little is written and known about its benefits, challenges, and practices in English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts. To shed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation
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Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Ibrahim, Khaled Ahmed Abdel-Al; Abdelrasheed, Nasser Said Gomaa; Rezvani, Ehsan – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Students are essential parts of society, and their mental health and emotional safety as well as a sense of purpose, achievement, and success are the major objectives of successful education. They need to be armed with self-aid constructs to overcome academic setbacks and challenges. Despite the attributions of academic emotion regulation (AER),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Students, Structural Equation Models
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