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Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Tagavipour, Fariba; Patra, Indrajit; Farid Khafaga, Ayman – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The types of assessment tasks affect the learners' psychological well-being and the process of learning. For years, educationalists were in search of finding and implementing accurate and convenient approaches to assess learners efficiently. Despite the significant role of performance-based assessment (PBA) in affecting second/foreign language…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Student Motivation
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Tarlani-Aliabadi, Hasan; Tazik, Khalil; Azizi, Zeinab – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Though the empirical findings of the past studies in the literature have offered strong support to the significant role of language knowledge and background knowledge in reading comprehension, this issue has not been explored with regard to specific purposes tests in the Iranian higher education context. Therefore, this study aimed at exploring…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Readability Formulas, Readability, Prior Learning
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Nguyen, Long Quoc; Le, Ha Van – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Achieving a sufficient IELTS band score for academic purposes has been a major goal of many L2 learners around the world, especially those in Asia. However, IELTS writing scores were consistently reported to be the lowest when compared to the scores in speaking, reading, and listening. Despite a growing body of research in IELTS writing, little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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O'Sullivan, Barry; Cheng, Liying – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
In this paper, we set out to explore the world's first major standardised examination system. In the field of language testing and assessment, works such as measured words (Spolsky, 1995), measured constructs (Weir, Vidakovic & Galaczi, 2013), and Cambridge English exams -- the first hundred years (Hawkey & Milanovic, 2013) all point to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Foreign Policy, Standardized Tests
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Orabah, Salim Said Bani; Bijani, Houman; Ismail, Seyed M. – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Student-centered learning assessment (SCLA) constitutes a major component of current educational initiatives at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS). However, little research has been conducted on English teachers' understanding and practices of SCL assessment. Therefore, this study seeks to explore English teachers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Choi, Yun Deok – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
A much-debated question in the L2 assessment field is if computer familiarity should be considered a potential source of construct-irrelevant variance in computer-based writing (CBW) tests. This study aims to make a partial validity argument for an online source-based writing test (OSWT) designed for English placement testing (EPT), focusing on…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language)
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Dong, Manxia – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
Learners' views of a test have been regarded as a crucial source of evidence of a test's construct validity as well as a measurement of its impact. This study investigates students' (N = 3105) perceptions of the National Matriculation English Test (NMET), a high-stakes test in China, and explores the influences of school status and classroom…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Khau, Anh Hoang; Huynh, Van Thuy Mai – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study attempts to investigate how four groups of participants at Tra Vinh University perceive oral fluency. This study is conducted in the hope to obtain more perceptions of oral fluency so future rubrics can be developed based on such perceptions. The study used a set of items stating what oral fluency should be like, which was developed…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Rashidi, Anwar Hammad; Asif, Muhammad; Vanani, Masoumeh Ghasemi; Aberash, Amhara – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
As the effects of self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment on EFL learners' writing CAF and speaking CAF have not examined in Iran, this research compared their effectiveness on developing Iranian EFL students' writing CAF and speaking CAF. Moreover, this research examined the attitudes of EFL students towards the three types of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Controlled Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Riswanto; Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Saberi Dehkordi, Elham; Parmadi, Bambang – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
The core of self-assessment (CSA) and critical thinking (CT) empower learners to observe and evaluate themselves. Although the literature on CSA and CT reflects a long history, little is known about their contributions to the learners' academic engagement (AE) and self-esteem (SE), particularly in the EFL context. Therefore, the present…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Islam, Md Shaiful; Hasan, Md Kamrul; Sultana, Shahin; Karim, Abdul; Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
The achievement of curriculum goals and objectives, to a large extent, depends on how assessment methods are designed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated. English language learning in Bangladesh has miserably failed, and ineffective assessment methods may be largely attributed to this failure. This paper attempts to address various aspects and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Fan, Tingting; Song, Jieqing; Guan, Zheshu – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Currently, much research on cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) focuses on the development of statistical models estimating individual students' attribute profiles. However, little is known about how to communicate model-generated statistical results to stakeholders, and how to translate formatively diagnostic information into teaching…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Data Analysis
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Rahman, Kh. Atikur; Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Ibna Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This paper aims at exploring the issues related to implementing a formative assessment model namely School-Based Assessment (SBA) at secondary schools in Bangladesh. A qualitative study employing interviews with English teachers of grade 8 and the head teachers and FGDs with students from twelve secondary schools was conducted. Moreover, field…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Models, Program Implementation, Barriers
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Latif, Muhammad Wasim – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
Language teachers' assessment literacy has been a much debated subject in the educational arena recently. Teachers' assessment knowledge base and skills, important aspects of their assessment literacy, have been extensively investigated at the school level; however, the research on this subject in the tertiary EFL context remains underdeveloped.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level
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Zhang, Yanhui; Wu, Weiping – Language Testing in Asia, 2021
This study proposed an innovative automated approach to differentiation of the vocabulary proficiency of Chinese speakers. A robust K-means algorithm was designed to compare the oral proficiency between L1 and L2 Chinese speakers regarding lexical richness and how relatively effective the various lexical measures were in performing the…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Skills, Chinese
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