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This web page lists articles in general applied linguistics and educational research journals that may be related to language testing and assessment, or use language tests as part of their methodology. Over thirty widely used journals are currently scanned for relevant articles. Content of the specialist language testing journals can be found here.

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  • Learner Identity, Learner Agency, and the Assessment of Language Proficiency: Some Reflections Prompted by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    Research Articles
    David Little, Gudrun Erickson,
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 35, pp 120-139

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  • The relationship between academic vocabulary coverage and scores on a standardized English proficiency test
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 7:05 pm
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 21
    Author(s): T. Sima Paribakht, Stuart Webb
    This study examined the occurrence of items from the Academ... (show all)

  • The role of explicit instruction in cross-script cognate recognition: The case of Ukrainian-speaking EAP learners
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 7:05 pm
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 21
    Author(s): Rena Helms-Park, Zhanna Perhan
    This study aims to determine to what extent the following 9... (show all)

  • A corpus-based environmental academic word list building and its validity test
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:24 am
    Publication date: July 2015
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 39
    Author(s): Jia Liu, Lina Han
    This study discusses the necessity of creating field-specific academic word lists an... (show all)

  • Measuring gains in an EMP course and the perspectives of language and medical educators as assessors
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:24 am
    Publication date: April 2016
    Source:English for Specific Purposes, Volume 42
    Author(s): Rosemary Wette, Susan J. Hawken
    Significant numbers of international undergraduate medical students i... (show all)

  • A multi-criteria approach for the group assessment of an academic course: A case study
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: March 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 44
    Author(s): Antonella Certa, Mario Enea, Fabrizio Hopps
    The present paper aims at proposing a structured me... (show all)

  • Teachers? knowledge about psychology: Development and validation of a test measuring theoretical foundations for teaching and its relation to instructional behavior
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: March 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 44
    Author(s): Hendrik Lohse-Bossenz, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Theresa Dicke, Detlev Leutner, Mareike Kunter... (show all)

  • SCIIENCE: The creation and pilot implementation of an NGSS-based instrument to evaluate early childhood science teaching
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 45
    Author(s): Joan N. Kaderavek, Tamala North, Regina Rotshtein, Hoangha Dao, Nicholas Liber, Geoff Mile... (show all)

  • Assuring the quality of standards-oriented classroom assessment with rubrics for complex competencies
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Robbert Smit, Thomas Birri
    Rubrics are assessment tools that help students gain complex compet... (show all)

  • A case of technology-enhanced formative assessment and achievement in primary grammar: How is quality assurance of formative assessment assured?
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Mary K. Sheard, Bette Chambers
    This article investigates how using an online resource with lea... (show all)

  • Peer assessment using comparative and absolute judgement
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: December 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 47
    Author(s): Ian Jones, Chris Wheadon
    Peer assessment exercises yield varied reliability and validity. To m... (show all)

  • A typology of student reading engagement: Preparing for response to intervention in the school curriculum
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 48
    Author(s): Kwok-cheung Cheung, Soi-kei Mak, Pou-seong Sit, Kay-cheng Soh
    This study seeks to develop a t... (show all)

  • Writing prompt convergence in high-stakes tests: Exploring rhetorical functions and objects of enquiry
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: December 2015
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 47
    Author(s): Fulan Liu, Paul Stapleton
    The writing prompts in high-stakes tests have become an issue of con... (show all)

  • Constructing validity arguments for test combinations
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 48
    Author(s): Saskia Wools, Theo J.H.M. Eggen, Anton A. Béguin
    The argument-based approach to validation has ... (show all)

  • Towards valid score reports in the Computer Program LOVS: A redesign study
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 10:22 am
    Publication date: December 2014
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 43
    Author(s): Fabienne M. Van der Kleij, Theo J.H.M. Eggen, Ronald J.H. Engelen
    Supporting users in interp... (show all)

  • Instructional Decision Making and IPAs: Assessing the Modes of Communication
    Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 8:17 am
    by Scott Kissau, Mary Jo Adams
    Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) provide elementary, secondary, and postsecondary instructors with the opportunity to align standards-based foreign language instruction with assessment pra... (show all)

  • Comparing the OPI and the OPIc: The Effect of Test Method on Oral Proficiency Scores and Student Preference
    Posted on 10 Feb 2016 at 9:43 am
    by Gregory L. Thompson, Troy L. Cox, Nieves Knapp
    While studies have been done to rate the validity and reliability of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Oral Proficiency Interview?Computer (OPIc) independently, a limited amount of research ... (show all)

  • The Theory and Practice of Culturally Relevant Education: A Synthesis of Research Across Content Areas
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 1:45 pm
    by Aronson, B., Laughter, J.

    Many teachers and educational researchers have claimed to adopt tenets of culturally relevant education (CRE). However, recent work describes how standardized curricula and testing have marginalize...

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  • Generational Differences in Academic Achievement Among Immigrant Youths: A Meta-Analytic Review
    Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 1:45 pm
    by Duong, M. T., Badaly, D., Liu, F. F., Schwartz, D., McCarty, C. A.

    Research on generational differences in immigrant youths’ academic achievement has yielded conflicting findings. This meta-analysis reconciles discrepant findings by testing meta-analytic moderator...

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  • On Computing the Key Probability in the Stochastically Curtailed Sequential Probability Ratio Test
    Posted on 4 Feb 2016 at 11:29 am
    by Huebner, A. R., Finkelman, M. D.

    The Stochastically Curtailed Sequential Probability Ratio Test (SCSPRT) is a termination criterion for computerized classification tests (CCTs) that has been shown to be more efficient than the wel...

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  • Comparing the Performance of Eight Item Preknowledge Detection Statistics
    Posted on 4 Feb 2016 at 11:29 am
    by Belov, D. I.

    Item preknowledge describes a situation in which a group of examinees (called aberrant examinees) have had access to some items (called compromised items) from an administered test prior to the exa...

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  • Potential Methodological Biases in Research on Learning without Awareness
    Posted on 3 Feb 2016 at 7:10 am
    by Fukuta, J.

    The role of awareness has been under investigation in second language (L2) acquisition research for many years. Williams' study (2005) has attracted particular interest and has been actively reexam...

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  • A comparison of newly-trained and experienced raters on a standardized writing assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Attali, Y.

    A short training program for evaluating responses to an essay writing task consisted of scoring 20 training essays with immediate feedback about the correct score. The same scoring session also ser...

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  • Adaptation of a vocabulary test from British Sign Language to American Sign Language
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Mann, W., Roy, P., Morgan, G.

    This study describes the adaptation process of a vocabulary knowledge test for British Sign Language (BSL) into American Sign Language (ASL) and presents results from the first round of pilot testi...

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  • Do decision rules matter? A descriptive study of English language proficiency assessment classifications for English-language learners and native English speakers in fifth grade
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Carroll, P. E., Bailey, A. L.

    English language proficiency assessments (ELPA) are used in the United States to measure annually the English language progress and proficiency of English-language learners (ELLs), a subgroup of la...

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  • The role of timing in assessing oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Piper, B., Zuilkowski, S. S.

    Despite rapid growth in literacy-related programmes and evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa, little critical attention has been paid to the relevance of assumptions that underlie existing assessment m...

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  • The influence of training and experience on rater performance in scoring spoken language
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Davis, L.

    Two factors were investigated that are thought to contribute to consistency in rater scoring judgments: rater training and experience in scoring. Also considered were the relative effects of scorin...

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  • Book review: The Companion to Language Assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Read, J.

  • Pitch Ability As an Aptitude for Tone Learning
    Posted on 7 Jan 2016 at 4:41 am
    by Anita R. Bowles, Charles B. Chang, Valerie P. Karuzis
    Tone languages such as Mandarin use voice pitch to signal lexical contrasts, presenting a challenge for second/foreign language (L2) learners whose native languages do not use pitch in this manner.... (show all)

  • The Cognate and False Cognate Knowledge of Young Emergent Bilinguals
    Posted on 7 Jan 2016 at 4:41 am
    by Ashley Simpson Baird, Natalia Palacios, Amanda Kibler
    This study examined young emergent bilinguals? cognate and false cognate knowledge and vocabulary outcomes on four early-language assessments in English and Spanish. Findings revealed that children... (show all)

  • Above-Level Test Item Functioning Across Examinee Age Groups
    Posted on 27 Dec 2015 at 4:06 am
    by Warne, R. T., Doty, K. J., Malbica, A. M., Angeles, V. R., Innes, S., Hall, J., Masterson-Nixon, K.

    Above-level testing (also called above-grade testing, out-of-level testing, and off-level testing) is the practice of administering to a child a test that is designed for an examinee population tha...

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  • Investigation of the Latent Structure for the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory
    Posted on 27 Dec 2015 at 4:06 am
    by Finch, W. H., Cassady, J. C., Jones, J. A.

    The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is a very popular tool for measuring the learning and study strategies of high school and college students. Prior research with the LASSI has sup...

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  • The role of L1 conceptual and linguistic knowledge and frequency in the acquisition of L2 metaphorical expressions
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 11:51 pm
    by Türker, E.

    This study investigates how figurative language is processed by learners of a second language (L2). With an experiment testing L2 comprehension of figurative expressions in three categories, each c...

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  • Oral Proficiency Assessment of English-Proficient K?8 Spanish Immersion Students
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by TARA W. FORTUNE, DIANE J. TEDICK
    This cross-sectional study used assessments developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics to examine the oral proficiency of 218 K?8 English-proficient students in 4 Spanish immersion programs. F... (show all)

  • Classroom Versus Societal Willingness to Communicate: Investigating French as a Second Language in Flanders
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by KATRIJN DENIES, TOMOKO YASHIMA, RIANNE JANSSEN
    This study investigates willingness to communicate (WTC) and its determinants through structural equation modelling (SEM). Building on models by MacIntyre and Charos (1996) and Yashima (2002), it a... (show all)

  • Investigating Transfer of Academic Proficiency Among Trilingual Immigrant Students: A Holistic Tri-Directional Approach
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by ORLY HAIM
    The study addresses the degree of transfer of literacy dimensions of academic proficiency (AP), that is, reading comprehension and writing, across three languages?Russian (L1), Hebrew (L2), and Eng... (show all)

  • CONNOR-LINTON, JEFFREY, & LUKE WANDER AMOROSO. (Eds.). Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014. Pp. 256. $49.95, paper. ISBN 978?1?62616?037?8.
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by DOUGLAS PAUL MARGOLIS

  • Promoting Task-Based Pragmatics Instruction in EFL Classroom Contexts: The Role of Task Complexity
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by YOUJIN KIM, NAOKO TAGUCHI
    Robinson's (2001) Cognition Hypothesis claims that more complex tasks promote interaction and language development. This study examined the effect of task complexity in the learning of request-maki... (show all)

  • KUNNAN, ANTONY JOHN. (Ed.). Talking About Language Assessment: The LAQ Interviews. New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xiii, 261. $49.95, paper. ISBN 978?1?13878?552?6.
    Posted on 22 Dec 2015 at 8:54 am
    by JUNE K. PHILLIPS

  • Meritocracy 2.0: High-Stakes, Standardized Testing as a Racial Project of Neoliberal Multiculturalism
    Posted on 16 Dec 2015 at 12:18 am
    by Au, W.

    High-stakes, standardized testing is regularly used within in accountability narratives as a tool for achieving racial equality in schools. Using the frameworks of "racial projects" and "neoliberal...

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  • Effects of glosses on learning of L2 grammar and vocabulary
    Posted on 15 Dec 2015 at 12:10 am
    by Jung, J.

    The present study examines how glossing of second language (L2) texts affects L2 learners’ reading comprehension as well as their learning of L2 grammar and vocabulary. It employed a pretest, immed...

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  • Shadowing: Who benefits and how? Uncovering a booming EFL teaching technique for listening comprehension
    Posted on 15 Dec 2015 at 12:10 am
    by Hamada, Y.

    This study examines common claims associated with shadowing. Studies in Japan conclude that shadowing is effective for improving learners’ listening skills. Two common claims are that shadowing is ...

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  • The effects of textual enhancement type on L2 form recognition and reading comprehension in Spanish
    Posted on 15 Dec 2015 at 12:10 am
    by LaBrozzi, R. M.

    Previous research investigating the effectiveness of textual enhancement as a tool to draw adult second language (L2) learners’ attention to the targeted linguistic form has consistently produced m...

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  • Stochastic Curtailment of Questionnaires for Three-Level Classification: Shortening the CES-D for Assessing Low, Moderate, and High Risk of Depression
    Posted on 8 Dec 2015 at 10:22 am
    by Smits, N., Finkelman, M. D., Kelderman, H.

    In clinical assessment, efficient screeners are needed to ensure low respondent burden. In this article, Stochastic Curtailment (SC), a method for efficient computerized testing for classification ...

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  • Confirmatory Multidimensional IRT Unfolding Models for Graded-Response Items
    Posted on 8 Dec 2015 at 10:22 am
    by Wang, W.-C., Wu, S.-L.

    Most unfolding item response models for graded-response items are unidimensional. When there are multiple tests of graded-response items, unidimensional unfolding models become inefficient. To reso...

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  • Using Speaking Test Data to Define the Advanced Proficiency Level for L2 Arabic Speakers
    Posted on 4 Dec 2015 at 3:39 pm
    by Summer Loomis
    Reaching the Advanced level of proficiency in speaking is a common goal of second language learners, but data on advanced learners of less commonly taught languages such as Arabic are scarce. This ... (show all)

  • In-Class vs. Online Testing in University-Level Language Courses: A Research Report
    Posted on 3 Dec 2015 at 1:05 pm
    by Bill VanPatten, Daniel Trego, Walter P. Hopkins
    Against the background of concerns for how paper-and-pencil testing fits into contemporary language teaching, this brief research report presents the findings of a first study on the difference in ... (show all)

  • Convergence and Divergence of Process and Portfolio Approaches to L2 Writing Instruction: Issues and Implications
    Posted on 23 Nov 2015 at 3:53 am
    by Lam, R.

    In the L2 writing literature, there has been a rich history of scholarship in theory, research and practice since the 1960s. Two of the most prominent L2 writing approaches are process and portfoli...

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  • A pedagogic cycle for EFL note-taking
    Posted on 21 Nov 2015 at 12:01 am
    by Siegel, J.

    More attention has been given to note-taking in EFL classrooms in recent years, probably due to growing numbers of EFL students who attend lectures given in English and the importance of note-takin...

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  • Using automated writing evaluation to reduce grammar errors in writing
    Posted on 19 Nov 2015 at 12:43 am
    by Liao, H.-C.

    Despite the recent development of automated writing evaluation (AWE) technology and the growing interest in applying this technology to language classrooms, few studies have looked at the effects o...

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  • The Role of Motivation and Learner Variables in L1 and L2 Vocabulary Development in Japanese Heritage Language Speakers in the United States
    Posted on 18 Nov 2015 at 5:49 pm
    by Yoshiko Mori, Toshiko M. Calder
    This study investigates the role of motivation and learner variables in bilingual vocabulary development among first language (L1) Japanese students attending hoshuukoo (i.e., supplementary academi... (show all)

  • Reexamining elicited imitation as a measure of implicit grammatical knowledge and beyond...?
    Posted on 9 Nov 2015 at 2:03 am
    by Sarandi, H.

    This study examines elicited imitation (EI) both as a measure of implicit grammatical knowledge and more global semantic and syntactic knowledge. It also examines whether length affects the difficu...

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  • The use of eye tracking in research on video-based second language (L2) listening assessment: A comparison of context videos and content videos
    Posted on 9 Nov 2015 at 2:03 am
    by Suvorov, R.

    Investigating how visuals affect test takers’ performance on video-based L2 listening tests has been the focus of many recent studies. While most existing research has been based on test scores and...

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  • Validating the Slovenian national alignment to CEFR: The case of the B2 reading comprehension examination in English
    Posted on 9 Nov 2015 at 2:03 am
    by Ilc, G., Stopar, A.

    The paper examines the results of the CEFR alignment project for the Slovenian national examinations in English. The authors aim to validate externally the standard-setting procedures by adopting a...

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  • A comparison of three test formats to assess word difficulty
    Posted on 9 Nov 2015 at 2:03 am
    by Culligan, B.

    This study compared three common vocabulary test formats, the Yes/No test, the Vocabulary Knowledge Scale (VKS), and the Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT), as measures of vocabulary difficulty. Vocabula...

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  • Effects of Corpus-Aided Language Learning in the EFL Grammar Classroom: A Case Study of Students' Learning Attitudes and Teachers' Perceptions in Taiwan
    Posted on 2 Nov 2015 at 12:48 am
    by Ming Huei Lin
    This study employed a blended approach to form an extensive assessment of the pedagogical suitability of data-driven learning (DDL) in Taiwan's EFL grammar classrooms. On the one hand, the study qu... (show all)

  • Using Reading Rate and Comprehension CBM to Predict High-Stakes Achievement
    Posted on 31 Oct 2015 at 9:11 pm
    by Miller, K. C., Bell, S. M., McCallum, R. S.

    Because of the increased emphasis on standardized testing results, scores from a high-stakes, end-of-year test (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program [TCAP] Reading Composite) were used as the...

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  • Teacher Well-Being: Exploring Its Components and a Practice-Oriented Scale
    Posted on 31 Oct 2015 at 9:11 pm
    by Collie, R. J., Shapka, J. D., Perry, N. E., Martin, A. J.

    This study examined the psychometric properties of the Teacher Well-Being Scale, which assesses three factors of teachers’ work-related well-being: workload, organizational, and student interaction...

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  • The Assessment of School Climate: Review and Appraisal of Published Student-Report Measures
    Posted on 31 Oct 2015 at 9:11 pm
    by Ramelow, D., Currie, D., Felder-Puig, R.

    School climate measurement is a long-standing topic in educational research. This review article provides an overview and appraisal of school climate measures published between 2003 and 2013 in sci...

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  • Examinations, Inequality, and Curriculum Reform: An Essay Review of Richard Teese's Academic Success and Social Power: Examinations and Inequality (2nd ed.) (Melbourne, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013, 303 pp., ISBN 979-1-925003-12-3)
    Posted on 14 Oct 2015 at 3:06 am
    by Apple, M. W.

    All educational reforms have particular histories. And all of them are driven not only by technical considerations but also profoundly by cultural, political, and economic projects and by ideologic...

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  • The Role of Schooling in Perpetuating Educational Inequality: An International Perspective
    Posted on 12 Oct 2015 at 8:55 am
    by Schmidt, W. H., Burroughs, N. A., Zoido, P., Houang, R. T.

    In this paper, student-level indicators of opportunity to learn (OTL) included in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment are used to explore the joint relationship of OTL and socio...

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  • The impact of problem-based learning on Chinese-speaking elementary school students' English vocabulary learning and use
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:13 am
    Publication date: December 2015
    Source:System, Volume 55
    Author(s): Lu-Fang Lin
    This study examined the impact of the problem-based learning (PBL) approach on English vocabulary learning and ... (show all)

  • Recognition of high frequency words from speech as a predictor of L2 listening comprehension
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:13 am
    Publication date: August 2015
    Source:System, Volume 52
    Author(s): Joshua Matthews, Junyu Cheng
    This paper investigates the relationship between recognition of high frequency words from spee... (show all)

  • Input modality and working memory: Effects on second language text comprehension in a multimedia learning environment
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:13 am
    Publication date: December 2015
    Source:System, Volume 55
    Author(s): Kadir Kozan, Gülcan Erçetin, Jennifer C. Richardson
    This study investigated the modality effect in relation to verbal w... (show all)

  • Changes in beliefs about language learning among Chinese EAP learners in an EMI context in Mainland China: A socio-cultural perspective
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:13 am
    Publication date: December 2015
    Source:System, Volume 55
    Author(s): Chili Li, Zhoulin Ruan
    This paper reports on a longitudinal study of changes in beliefs among Chinese EAP learners during... (show all)

  • Out-of-class language contact and vocabulary gain in a study abroad context
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:13 am
    Publication date: October 2015
    Source:System, Volume 53
    Author(s): Jessica G. Briggs
    This article reports a study of the relationships between out-of-class language contact and vocabulary gai... (show all)

  • Evaluative stance in high achieving Year 3 persuasive texts
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:03 am
    Publication date: June 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 30
    Author(s): Damon P. Thomas, Angela A. Thomas, David T. Moltow
    This paper seeks to explicate the broad range of eval... (show all)

  • Stories of assessment: Spanish?English bilingual children's agency and interactional competence in oral language assessments
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:03 am
    Publication date: April 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 29
    Author(s): Meghan Corella Morales, Jin Sook Lee
    Prompted by a concern that the cognitivist orientation and monolingu... (show all)

  • ?I Heard It Wasn?t Really a Myth?: Enacting and contesting expertise in an Arizona science classroom
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:03 am
    Publication date: September 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 31
    Author(s): Brendan H. O?Connor
    Based on linguistic ethnographic research in a majority Latino/a, lower-income high... (show all)

  • New ways of working ?with grammar in mind? in School English: Insights from systemic functional grammatics
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:03 am
    Publication date: September 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 31
    Author(s): Mary Macken-Horarik, Carmel Sandiford, Kristina Love, Len Unsworth
    This paper outlines a framewor... (show all)

  • Embracing, contesting and negotiating new languages: Young children's early socialization into foreign language learning
    Posted on 11 Oct 2015 at 4:03 am
    Publication date: September 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 31
    Author(s): Erin Kearney, Amanda Barbour
    With early childhood foreign language programs on the rise worldwide, th... (show all)

  • Concurrent Statistical Learning of Adjacent and Nonadjacent Dependencies
    Posted on 27 Sep 2015 at 9:36 pm
    by Loan C. Vuong, Antje S. Meyer, Morten H. Christiansen
    When children learn their native language, they have to deal with a confusing array of dependencies between various elements in an utterance. The dependent elements may be adjacent to one another o... (show all)

  • Retention of new words: Quantity of encounters, quality of task, and degree of knowledge
    Posted on 23 Sep 2015 at 4:23 am
    by Laufer, B., Rozovski-Roitblat, B.

    We examined how learning new second language (L2) words was affected by three ‘task type’ conditions (reading only, reading with a dictionary, reading and word focused exercises), three ‘number of ...

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  • The creation and validation of a listening vocabulary levels test
    Posted on 23 Sep 2015 at 4:23 am
    by McLean, S., Kramer, B., Beglar, D.

    An important gap in the field of second language vocabulary assessment concerns the lack of validated tests measuring aural vocabulary knowledge. The primary purpose of this study is to introduce a...

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  • The PHaVE List: A pedagogical list of phrasal verbs and their most frequent meaning senses
    Posted on 23 Sep 2015 at 4:23 am
    by Garnier, M., Schmitt, N.

    As researchers and practitioners are becoming more aware of the importance of multi-word items in English, there is little doubt that phrasal verbs deserve teaching attention in the classroom. Howe...

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  • Integrating reading and writing through extensive reading
    Posted on 16 Sep 2015 at 1:37 am
    by Park, J.

    This study explores whether an extensive reading (ER) approach can enhance L2 learners’ writing performance in an English for Academic Purposes context. Two classes were compared in terms of writin...

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  • Fifty Ways to Leave a Child Behind: Idiosyncrasies and Discrepancies in States' Implementation of NCLB
    Posted on 8 Sep 2015 at 6:00 pm
    by Davidson, E., Reback, R., Rockoff, J., Schwartz, H. L.

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act required states to adopt accountability systems measuring student proficiency on state-administered exams. The federal legislation contained several strict requi...

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  • What Comes Before Report Writing? Attending to Clinical Reasoning and Thinking Errors in School Psychology
    Posted on 3 Sep 2015 at 3:53 am
    by Wilcox, G., Schroeder, M.

    Psychoeducational assessment involves collecting, organizing, and interpreting a large amount of data from various sources. Drawing upon psychological and medical literature, we review two main app...

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  • Modeling the Test-Taking Motivation Construct Through Investigation of Psychometric Properties of an Expectancy-Value-Based Questionnaire
    Posted on 3 Sep 2015 at 3:53 am
    by Knekta, E., Eklof, H.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of an expectancy-value-based questionnaire measuring five aspects of test-taking motivation (effort, expectancies, importance, inte...

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  • Book Review: Advancing methodologies to support both summative and formative assessments
    Posted on 3 Sep 2015 at 3:40 am
    by Kern, J. L.

  • An Evaluation of the Consistency and Reliability of the Defense Automated Neurocognitive Assessment Tool
    Posted on 3 Sep 2015 at 3:40 am
    by Russo, C. R., Lathan, C. E.

    A durable, portable, and field-hardened computerized neurocognitive test (CNT) called the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA) tool was recently developed to provide a practical mean...

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  • The Effect of Upper and Lower Asymptotes of IRT Models on Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Posted on 3 Sep 2015 at 3:40 am
    by Cheng, Y., Liu, C.

    In this article, the effect of the upper and lower asymptotes in item response theory models on computerized adaptive testing is shown analytically. This is done by deriving the step size between a...

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  • Weighting Components of a Composite Score Using Naive Expert Judgments About Their Relative Importance
    Posted on 3 Sep 2015 at 3:40 am
    by Baldwin, P.

    A common problem that arises in testing—as well as other contexts such as candidate selection—is how to combine various scores into a weighted composite that reflects expert judgments about each co...

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  • Internet Administration of the Paper-and-Pencil Gifted Rating Scale: Assessing Psychometric Equivalence
    Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
    by Yarnell, J. B., Pfeiffer, S. I.

    The present study examined the psychometric equivalence of administering a computer-based version of the Gifted Rating Scale (GRS) compared with the traditional paper-and-pencil GRS-School Form (GR...

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  • Reliability and Validity of Advanced Phonics Measures
    Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
    by Doty, S. J., Hixson, M. D., Decker, D. M., Reynolds, J. L., Drevon, D. D.

    Two studies explored the technical adequacy of various measures of advanced phonics skills. In Study 1, the advanced phonics measures consisted of pseudowords, real words, or a combination of both....

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  • Confirmatory Factor Structure of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition With Preschool Children: Too Young for Differentiation?
    Posted on 2 Aug 2015 at 1:44 am
    by Potvin, D. C. H., Keith, T. Z., Caemmerer, J. M., Trundt, K. M.

    With an age range from 3 to 13 years, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children–Second Edition (KABC-II) offers an appealing option for the assessment of cognitive abilities for children. Althoug...

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  • Functional Language Instruction and the Writing Growth of English Language Learners in the Middle Years
    Posted on 29 Jul 2015 at 5:50 am
    by Sally Humphrey, Lucy Macnaught
    In this article the authors report on the use of a scaffolding pedagogy (Gibbons, 2009), informed by systemic functional linguistics, to support the writing of English language learners in middle y... (show all)

  • Do Native Speakers of North American and Singapore English Differentially Perceive Comprehensibility in Second Language Speech?
    Posted on 23 Jul 2015 at 11:22 pm
    by Kazuya Saito, Natsuko Shintani
    The current study examined the extent to which native speakers of North American and Singapore English differentially perceive the comprehensibility (ease of understanding) of second language (L2) ... (show all)

  • Development of Speech Fluency Over a Short Period of Time: Effects of Pedagogic Intervention
    Posted on 14 Jul 2015 at 8:32 am
    by Parvaneh Tavakoli, Colin Campbell, Joan McCormack
    This study investigates the effects of a short-term pedagogic intervention on development of second language (L2) fluency among learners studying English for academic purposes at a UK university. I... (show all)

  • Diagnostic assessment of reading and listening in a second or foreign language: Elaborating on diagnostic principles
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Harding, L., Alderson, J. C., Brunfaut, T.

    Alderson, Brunfaut and Harding (2014) recently investigated how diagnosis is practised across a range of professions in order to develop a tentative framework for a theory of diagnosis in second or...

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  • Computerized dynamic assessment (C-DA): Diagnosing L2 development according to learner responsiveness to mediation
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Poehner, M. E., Zhang, J., Lu, X.

    Dynamic assessment (DA) derives from the sociocultural theory of mind as elaborated by Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky. By offering mediation when individuals experience difficulties and carefu...

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  • Validity arguments for diagnostic assessment using automated writing evaluation
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Chapelle, C. A., Cotos, E., Lee, J.

    Two examples demonstrate an argument-based approach to validation of diagnostic assessment using automated writing evaluation (AWE). Criterion ®, was developed by Educational Testin...

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  • Diagnosing diagnostic language assessment
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Lee, Y.-W.

    Diagnostic language assessment (DLA) is gaining a lot of attention from language teachers, testers, and applied linguists. With a recent surge of interest in DLA, there seems to be an urgent need t...

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  • How do young students with different profiles of reading skill mastery, perceived ability, and goal orientation respond to holistic diagnostic feedback?
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Jang, E. E., Dunlop, M., Park, G., van der Boom, E. H.

    One critical issue with cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) lies in its lack of research evidence that shows how diagnostic feedback from CDA is interpreted and used by young students. This mixed...

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  • Future of diagnostic language assessment
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Lee, Y.-W.

  • Design in four diagnostic language assessments
    Posted on 16 Jun 2015 at 11:32 pm
    by Cumming, A.

    The studies documented in the four articles in this special issue uniquely exemplify principles of design-based research as follows: by taking innovative approaches to significant problems in the c...

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  • Oral reading fluency and comprehension in Kenya: reading acquisition in a multilingual environment
    Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 7:41 pm
    by Benjamin Piper, Leila Schroeder, Barbara Trudell
    Reading research has shown that variable relationships exist between measures of oral reading fluency and reading comprehension, depending on whether the language of the text is the reader's first ... (show all)

  • It matters whether reading comprehension is conceptualised as rate or accuracy
    Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 3:25 am
    by Louise Flensted Rønberg, Dorthe Klint Petersen
    This study shows that it makes a difference whether accuracy measures or rate measures are used when assessing reading comprehension. When the outcome is reading comprehension accuracy (i.e., the n... (show all)

  • Validity argument for assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Youn, S. J.

    This study investigates the validity of assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods, focusing on the evaluation inference. Open role-plays that are meaningful and relevant to the sta...

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  • Interrogating the construct of aviation English: Feedback from test takers in Korea
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Kim, H., Elder, C.

    This paper explores the underlying construct of both the English proficiency test for pilot and air traffic controller radiotelephony communication developed and administered in Korea and the ICAO ...

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  • Exploring ways to provide diagnostic feedback with an ESL placement test: Cognitive diagnostic assessment of L2 reading ability
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Kim, A.-Y.

    Previous research in cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) of L2 reading ability has been frequently conducted using large-scale English proficiency exams (e.g., TOEFL, MELAB). Using CDA, it is pos...

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  • What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores?
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Shin, S.-Y., Ewert, D.

    Reading-to-write (RTW) tasks are becoming increasingly popular and have already been used in several high-stakes English proficiency exams, either replacing or complementing a prompt-based essay te...

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  • Language assessment training in Hong Kong: Implications for language assessment literacy
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Lam, R.

    Despite the call for using assessment to promote effective learning, most language teachers remain underprepared to conduct classroom-based formative assessment and interpret the summative assessme...

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  • The incremental contribution of TOEIC(R) Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing tests to predicting performance on real-life English language tasks
    Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 5:16 am
    by Powers, D. E., Powers, A.

    Typically, English language proficiency tests yield multiple scores – usually for each of the four traditional language domains. In order to maximize the usefulness of test scores, they may need to...

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  • Volume 35
    Posted on 28 Feb 2015 at 5:00 pm
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 35


    The Annual Review of Applied Linguistics reviews recent research in key areas of the broad field of applied linguistics. Each issue is thematic, cov... (show all)

  • A Multi-perspective Investigation of Attitudes Towards English Accents in Hong Kong: Implications for Pronunciation Teaching
    Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 4:09 am
    by Jim Y. H. Chan
    The study reported in this article examined Hong Kong students' attitudes towards English accents from three interrelated perspectives: (1) their awareness of accents, (2) their perception of accen... (show all)

  • The role of word decoding, vocabulary knowledge and meta-cognitive knowledge in monolingual and bilingual low-achieving adolescents' reading comprehension
    Posted on 22 Dec 2014 at 2:54 am
    by Roel Steensel, Ron Oostdam, Amos Gelderen, Erik Schooten
    In this study, we analysed the relationships between word decoding, vocabulary knowledge, meta-cognitive knowledge and reading comprehension in low-achieving adolescents and examined whether the st... (show all)

  • Examining How Teachers' Beliefs about Communicative Language Teaching Affect Their Instructional and Assessment Practices: A Qualitative Study of EFL University Instructors in Colombia
    Posted on 4 Dec 2014 at 2:57 am
    by Kim, A.-Y. A.

    Although there has been a plethora of research on how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been implemented in instruction, few have examined how teacher’s beliefs about CLT affects assessment...

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  • Exploring Teacher Questioning as a Formative Assessment Strategy
    Posted on 4 Dec 2014 at 2:57 am
    by Jiang, Y.

    This study explored teacher questioning as a formative assessment strategy by examining the practices of teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Chinese tertiary institutions. It investigated ...

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  • Comparing Two Pre-listening Supports with Iranian EFL Learners: Opportunity or Obstacle
    Posted on 4 Dec 2014 at 2:57 am
    by Alavi, S. M., Janbaz, F.

    Since listening is a crucial component of language competence and fundamental for successful communication as well, its development has been gradually given much attention from language teachers an...

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  • The Link between Pronunciation Anxiety and Willingness to Communicate in the Foreign-Language Classroom: The Polish EFL Context
    Posted on 5 Nov 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Anxiety and L2 self-confidence have been suggested as vital determinants of willingness to communicate (WTC) in a foreign-language (FL) learning environment. Studies also demonstrate that it is a ...

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  • The DELF in Canada: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Parents
    Posted on 16 Oct 2014 at 12:26 pm

    The Diplôme d?études de langue française (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the per...

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  • The need for speed: a critical discourse analysis of the reclassification of English language learners in Arizona
    Posted on 5 May 2012 at 12:01 am

    Abstract  Several states, including Arizona, have enacted English-only legislation, within the past decade, impacting the schooling of students who are identified as English language learner (ELLS...

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