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  1. Content type: Research

    This study aims to develop a low-stakes assessment tool to establish a classroom English language benchmark that Japanese teachers of English can use for their own professional development purposes. To start w...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Nakata, Osamu Ikeno, Yuzo Kimura, Naoyuki Naganuma and Stephen Andrews

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2018 8:15

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    Assessment is an essential part of any learning process; however, it is often disliked by most students. A wealth of research is available on issues on assessment, such as washback effect and test anxiety, and...

    Authors: Vahid Nimehchisalem and Nur Izyan Syamimi Mat Hussin

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2018 8:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    This study examined the relationships between students’ foreign language classroom anxiety and cognitive test anxiety and their College English Test Band 4 (CET-4) performance. A questionnaire was distributed ...

    Authors: Ying Zheng and Liying Cheng

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2018 8:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    A critical issue in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) lies in the significance of the validity of IELTS listening comprehension test (hereafter IELTS LCM). However IELTS listening validity ...

    Authors: Sayyed Mohammad Alavi, Shiva Kaivanpanah and Ali Panahi Masjedlou

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2018 8:8

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  5. Content type: Research

    Validity is a notable concept in language testing which has concerned many researchers and scholars in the field of language testing due to its importance in decision making process. Tests’ results always intr...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Esfandiari, Mohammad Javad Riasati, Helia Vaezian and Forough Rahimi

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2018 8:7

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    Teachers’ writing proficiency and writing assessment ability and their role in improving writing instruction in second language learning classrooms are issues that have not been investigated empirically and ri...

    Authors: Majid Nemati, Sayyed Mohammad Alavi, Hassan Mohebbi and Ali Panahi Masjedlou

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:21

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  7. Content type: Research

    The English language school-based assessment (SBA) component of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination is innovative in that the assessment tasks involve assessing English oral langua...

    Authors: Zhengdong Gan, Emily Pey Tee Oon and Chris Davison

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:19

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  8. Content type: Research

    This study examined the comparability of reading and writing tasks of two English language proficiency tests—the General English Proficiency Test-A (GEPT-A) developed by Language Training Center, Taipei and th...

    Authors: Antony John Kunnan and Nathan Carr

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    The National Center Test is a test that high school graduates take in order to be matriculated into the majority of universities in Japan. Its English section (NCT), though, is scheduled to be replaced by comm...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Kamiya

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:15

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  10. Content type: Review

    Dynamic assessments in general, and game-based assessment (GBA) specifically, compel us to rethink prevailing language testing conceptualizations of context. Context has traditionally been portrayed with a cog...

    Authors: Alexandra Lay, Elizabeth Patton and Micheline Chalhoub-Deville

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:16

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  11. Content type: Research

    This small-scale needs analysis study examined content course faculty members’ perspectives on English language demands in their courses and their perceptions of the introduction of four-skill English language...

    Authors: Yasuyo Sawaki

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:13

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  12. Content type: Research

    Having been influenced by the trend of internationalization of higher education, most universities in Taiwan have implemented an English benchmark requirement for graduation, which requires students to demonst...

    Authors: Jessica Wu and Matt Chia-Lung Lee

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:9

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  13. Content type: Review

    As perfectly summarised by Ida Lawrence, “Testing is growing by leaps and bounds across the world. There is a realization that a nation’s well-being depends crucially on the educational achievement of its popu...

    Authors: Karim Sadeghi and Zainab Abolfazli Khonbi

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    Marking of essays is mainly carried out by human raters who bring in their own subjective and idiosyncratic evaluation criteria, which sometimes lead to discrepancy. This discrepancy may in turn raise issues l...

    Authors: Miguel Fernandez and Athar Munir Siddiqui

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (Council of Europe 2001) has, over the past decade, come to be widely used as a reference tool for teaching, learning and assessment (Alderson 2002; North 2014...

    Authors: Wen Zhao, Boran Wang, David Coniam and Bingxue Xie

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:5

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  16. Content type: Case study

    Since the Japanese government has called for English to be taught through English (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2003), there has been increasing interest in English language ...

    Authors: Yuzo Kimura, Yoshiyuki Nakata, Osamu Ikeno, Naoyuki Naganuma and Stephen Andrews

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2017 7:3

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  17. Content type: Research

    This study examined the factor structure of the Test of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP®) test—a recently developed academic English test measuring four skills among Japanese university applicants—and comp...

    Authors: Yo In’nami, Rie Koizumi and Keita Nakamura

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2016 6:3

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  18. Content type: Research

    Placement testing is a crucial issue in Japanese universities. In the majority of language programs, classes are streamed by proficiency levels based on students’ placement test score for efficient instruction...

    Authors: Takaaki Kumazawa, Tetsuhito Shizuka, Masamichi Mochizuki and Atsushi Mizumoto

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2016 6:2

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