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In this special issue we look for examples of innovation within educational practices, either at the classroom, organizational or beyond the classroom level, of ways in which technology has been used to transform assessment and testing practices. Although the emphasis is on technology, we are interested to hear about all aspects of the implementation of technology including its impetus, impact and further dissemination.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
This special issue brings together cutting edge research and reviews highlighting the issues involved in the understanding of language assessment. Language assessment literacy (LAL) includes skill in the procedures for evaluating language abilities, the ability to build suitable assessments, and just as importantly, the understanding of appropriate mechanisms of feedback that assist learners to improve their target language and reach their short and long-term goals.
Featured collection: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for English Language Assessment in China
Purpose of this thematic series is to discuss the applicability of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for English language assessment in local contexts and introduce the work on developing a framework for English language education in China.
The Negative Influences of Exam-Oriented Education on Chinese High School Students: Backwash from Classroom to Child
With a great number of second or foreign language learners and the extremely diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, the Asia-Pacific region is an amazing ground of study for language assessment research. This is why the journal decided to expand the scope to the whole Asia-Pacific area and to welcome new submissions that focus on this region.
LTIA is indexed by SCOPUS
The journal Language Testing in Asia has been accepted by SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
Aims and scope
Language Testing in Asia (LTA) was founded in 2011 as a high quality peer-reviewed online academic journal. The purpose of LTA is to acknowledge and showcase scholarly findings in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region in the field of language assessment. A broad definition of Asia is used, which includes any countries east of the Suez Canal and south of the Caspian and Black seas, to Japan in the east and Indonesia in the south. More recently, it has been decided to further expand the area of study to Oceania.
Language assessment is of particular importance in the Asia-Pacific region, which has a large number of second or foreign language learners with very diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, assessments of large scales and high stakes, and an urgent need for research to improve the quality of assessment services.
The journal compares validity, consistency and efficacy of testing approaches and methods, and by analysing a wide variety of contextual elements such as cultural aspects, attitudes, students’ perceptions and motivation, it aims at exploring the applicability of language assessment methods in local contexts, examining new proposals and ideas, and actively contributing to the discussion about transparent and effective frameworks for language education in Asia.
Offering evidence and reports in a scholarly and rigorous format, Language Testing in Asia will appeal not only to linguists, academics and researchers in the field of language assessment, but also to policy-makers, policy planners and administrators, school-leaders and trainers.
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Annual Journal Metrics
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41 days to first decision for all manuscripts
81 days from submission to acceptance
40 days from acceptance to publication
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- ISSN: 2229-0443 (electronic)