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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Review

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Case study

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. This study investigates the effectiveness and fairness of teacher-led assessment of students’ in-class participation and its effect on actual participation levels and language test scores, taking into account ...

    Authors: Peter R Crosthwaite, Daniel R Bailey and Ashley Meeker

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2015 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  12. For language teachers, using rubrics has become the norm in assessing performance-based work. When using rubrics, one question stakeholders have is to what extent teachers are true to the rubrics. For classroo...

    Authors: Heejeong Jeong

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2015 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  13. The development of Spoken English in Pakistani teachers training institutions working in public sector has never been assessed. This study explores the extent of improvement in English speaking skills among pr...

    Authors: Muhammad Sarwar, Muhammad Alam, Shafqat Hussain, Ashfaque Ahmad Shah and Mehlah Jabeen

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2014 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  14. Feedback is a key component of teaching second language writing. As the field of second language writing instruction has recently placed greater emphasis on sociocultural considerations, issues related to the ...

    Authors: Parva Panahi, Parviz Birjandi and Behrooz Azabdaftari

    Citation: Language Testing in Asia 2013 3:13

    Content type: Research

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