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Estaji, Masoomeh; Banitalebi, Zahra – International Journal of Language Testing, 2022
The measurement of test-taking strategies and practices, mostly studied through qualitative methods, has been an important aspect of language testing and assessment research. The current study examines the test-taking strategies of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test-takers and reports the process of designing and validating…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Ahmadi, Saeed; Ghaffary, Sadegh; Shafaghi, Mohsen – International Journal of Language Testing, 2022
Assessment literacy refers to the knowledge teachers have about definitions of testing and the employment of this knowledge to classroom practices. This study inspected the extent to which high school teachers of English, mathematics, science, and social studies utilize assessment literacy and instructional improvement practices in their…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, High School Teachers
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Nguyen, Huu Thanh Minh – International Journal of Language Testing, 2022
Combining Bachman's (1990) conceptualization of content validity with Messick's (1989) unifying model of construct validity, this study attempted to fill the gap in researching content validation in the context of a university reading achievement test by (a) examining traditional content validity evidence and (b) analyzing the test scores to…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests, Majors (Students)
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Mohammadkhah, Ebrahim; Kiany, Gholam Reza; Tajeddin, Zia; ShayesteFar, Parvaneh – International Journal of Language Testing, 2022
The contemporary era of learning-oriented assessment (LOA) demands teacher professional efforts to appropriately and accurately assess learners' attainment and use the assessment results for the enhancement of learning. In second/foreign language (L2) discipline, this has recently brought language assessment literacy (LAL) to the forefront,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language Tests, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Jahedizadeh, Safoura; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
Student evaluation apprehension as one of the detrimental factors in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context, reduces and gradually diminishes student participation in classroom activities, since learners are mostly concerned with how others (teacher and classmates) evaluate/judge their performance. Due to the fact that the studies…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement
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Ketabi, Somaye; Alavi, Seyyed Mohammed; Ravand, Hamdollah – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
Although Diagnostic Classification Models (DCMs) were introduced to education system decades ago, it seems that these models were not employed for the original aims upon which they had been designed. Using DCMs has been mostly common in analyzing large-scale non-diagnostic tests and these models have been rarely used in developing Cognitive…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Test Construction, Goodness of Fit, Classification
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Tonekaboni, Fateme Roohani; Ravand, Hamdollah; Rezvani, Reza – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
Investigating the processes underlying test performance is a major source of data supporting the explanation inference in the validity argument (Chappelle, 2021). One way of modeling the cognitive processes underlying test performance is by constructing a Q-matrix, which is essentially about summarizing the attributes explaining test-takers'…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, High Stakes Tests, Inferences
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Ghorbanpour, Elham; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Mohseni, Ahmad – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
Uni-furcation of assessment and instruction has recently been realized in the form of purposeful assessment scenarios; Assessment [x-bar] Scenarios (analogous to Noam Chomsky's [x-bar] Theory!). [x-bar] here refers to any of the triple assessment scenarios including Assessment for Learning (AFL), Assessment as Learning (AAL), and Assessment of…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Second Language Learning, Listening, Formative Evaluation
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Ghiasvand, Farhad – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
The present research aimed to conceptualize the construct of Teacher Assessment Identity (TAI) by designing and validating a questionnaire in the Iranian EFL context. In so doing, a tentative scale with 96 items was piloted on 340 novice and experienced Iranian EFL teachers using Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (EFA, CFA). The results…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Questionnaires, Test Construction
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Kim, Peter – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
Placing non-native speakers of English into appropriate classes involves mapping placement test scores onto proficiency levels based on predetermined cut scores. However, studies on how to set boundaries for different levels of proficiency have been lacking in the language testing literature. A top-down approach to standard setting in which a…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Guidelines, Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language)
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Ghaemi, Hamed – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
The Online Interaction Learning Model was founded on constructivist learning theory. It is an input-process-output model based on moderating variables, the inputs, which includes all of the characteristics of the courses, the instructors, EFL learners, and the technology. Due to the fact that the studies considering the pivotal role of the Online…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Interaction
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Yu, Xiaoli – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
This study examined the development of text complexity for the past 25 years of reading comprehension passages in the National Matriculation English Test (NMET) in China. Text complexity of 206 reading passages at lexical, syntactic, and discourse levels has been measured longitudinally and compared across the years. The natural language…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Difficulty Level, Natural Language Processing
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Khodabakhshzadehs, Hossein; Shoahosseini, Roya – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between attitudes towards cheating, academic self-confidence, and general language ability among Iranian EFL learners. One hundred and thirty-nine university EFL students participated in this study. Findings showed that attitudes towards cheating negatively correlate with academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Razmi, Mohammad Hasan; Khabir, Masoud; Tilwani, Shouket Ahmad – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
Since its inception in 1949, over 1,500 studies have investigated the validity of the GRE General Test to predict its performance criteria in higher education (Klieger, Bridgeman, Tannenbaum, & Cline, 2016). The present review paper sought to examine the predictive validity of the GRE General Test. Factors affecting the predictive validity…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Predictive Validity, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Doosti, Mehdi; Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad – International Journal of Language Testing, 2021
This study examined the effect of rater training on promoting inter-rater reliability in oral language assessment. It also investigated whether rater training and the consideration of the examinees' expectations by the examiners have any effect on test-takers' perceptions of being fairly evaluated. To this end, four raters scored 31 Iranian…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Interrater Reliability, Training
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