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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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  • Current Uses for Task-Based Language Assessment
    Research Articles
    John M. Norris,
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 36, pp 230-244

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  • Testing a threshold: an approximate replication of Johnson, Mercado & Acevedo 2012
    Research Articles
    Mark D. Johnson, Christine L. Nicodemus,
    Language Teaching, Volume 49 Issue 02, pp 251-274

    Abstract



  • Writing prompt convergence in high-stakes tests: Exploring rhetorical functions and objects of enquiry
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    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)

  • A comparative study of Chinese and United States pre-service teachers? perceptions about ethical issues in classroom assessment
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    Publication date: March 2016
    Source:Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 48
    Author(s): Jin Liu, Robert Johnson, Xumei Fan
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions... (show all)

  • Constructing validity arguments for test combinations
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    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)

  • Peer assessment using comparative and absolute judgement
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    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 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    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)

  • SCIIENCE: The creation and pilot implementation of an NGSS-based instrument to evaluate early childhood science teaching
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    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)

  • A multi-criteria approach for the group assessment of an academic course: A case study
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 10:37 pm
    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)

  • The relationship between academic vocabulary coverage and scores on a standardized English proficiency test
    Posted on 1 May 2016 at 6:59 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 1 May 2016 at 6:59 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)

  • Maximum Likelihood Score Estimation Method With Fences for Short-Length Tests and Computerized Adaptive Tests
    Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 12:37 am
    by Han, K. T.

    A critical shortcoming of the maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method for test score estimation is that it does not work with certain response patterns, including ones consisting only of all 0s ...

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  • Derivation and Applicability of Asymptotic Results for Multiple Subtests Person-Fit Statistics
    Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 12:37 am
    by Albers, C. J., Meijer, R. R., Tendeiro, J. N.

    In high-stakes testing, it is important to check the validity of individual test scores. Although a test may, in general, result in valid test scores for most test takers, for some test takers, tes...

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  • Impact on student learning: National Board Certified Teachers? perspectives
    Posted on 25 Apr 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Teresa M. Petty, Amy J. Good, Laura K. Handler
    The purpose of this study is to report National Board Certified Teachers? (NBCTs) perceived impact on student learning. The guiding research question for this study, ?How do teachers perceive the i... (show all)

  • Investigating Technology-Enhanced Teacher Professional Development in Rural, High-Poverty Middle Schools
    Posted on 20 Apr 2016 at 9:00 am
    by Blanchard, M. R., LePrevost, C. E., Tolin, A. D., Gutierrez, K. S.

    This 3-year, mixed-methods study investigated the effects of teacher technology-enhanced professional development (TPD) on 20 teachers’ beliefs and practices. Teachers in two middle schools located...

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  • No Child Left Behind: A postmortem for Illinois
    Posted on 18 Apr 2016 at 1:00 am
    by Wm. Gregory Harman, Camille Boden, Jeremy Karpenski, Nicole Muchowicz
    In this study, the outcomes of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as implemented in Illinois, are evaluated in terms of high school standards testing results between 2003-2013. NCLB was a policy dedicate... (show all)

  • Assessing U.S. Public School Quality: The Advantages of Combining Internal "Consumer Ratings" With External NCLB Ratings
    Posted on 12 Apr 2016 at 1:51 am
    by Price, H. E.

    The school quality assessment process under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is criticized for oversimplifying and overemphasizing standardized test results and unfairly targeting diverse, urban schools...

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  • A corpus-based environmental academic word list building and its validity test
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 4:16 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 9 Apr 2016 at 4:16 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)

  • ?I heard it wasn?t really a myth?: Enacting and contesting expertise in an Arizona science classroom
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 2:22 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 9 Apr 2016 at 2:22 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 9 Apr 2016 at 2:22 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)

  • Exploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in Action, A. Green, in: Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics (2013), ISBN: 978-0415597241
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 2:22 am
    Publication date: December 2015
    Source:Linguistics and Education, Volume 32, Part B
    Author(s): Eun Jeong Park




  • The relationship between Chinese university students' conceptions of language learning and their online self-regulation
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 12:20 am
    Publication date: April 2016
    Source:System, Volume 57
    Author(s): Chunping Zheng, Jyh-Chong Liang, Yu-Fang Yang, Chin-Chung Tsai
    In the field of second language acquisition, an increasin... (show all)

  • The effect of written languaging on learning the hypothetical conditional in English
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 12:20 am
    Publication date: June 2016
    Source:System, Volume 58
    Author(s): Masako Ishikawa, Wataru Suzuki
    Recent research has shown that languaging (i.e., when learners use language to reflect on thei... (show all)

  • CLIL in minimal input contexts: A longitudinal study of primary school learners? receptive skills
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 12:20 am
    Publication date: June 2016
    Source:System, Volume 58
    Author(s): Elisabet Pladevall-Ballester, Anna Vallbona
    In an attempt to contribute experimental data to the study of CLIL learning outco... (show all)

  • A critical evaluation of text difficulty development in ELT textbook series: A corpus-based approach using variability neighbor clustering
    Posted on 9 Apr 2016 at 12:20 am
    Publication date: June 2016
    Source:System, Volume 58
    Author(s): Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen
    Although the importance of English Language Teaching (ELT) textbooks is widely acknowledged, previous ev... (show all)

  • Italian politicians hauled over the coals: The pragmatic effects of questions on answers in TV interviews and in courtroom examinations
    Posted on 8 Apr 2016 at 6:38 pm
    Publication date: February 2016
    Source:Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 93
    Author(s): Augusto Gnisci, Antonio Pace
    Courtroom and political broadcasts are institutional contexts in which activi... (show all)

  • Lexico-grammatical structures of agreements with assessments in English conversation: From a Japanese perspective
    Posted on 8 Apr 2016 at 6:38 pm
    Publication date: Available online 4 March 2016
    Source:Journal of Pragmatics
    Author(s): Hiroko Tanaka
    This is an exploratory study of lexico-grammatical resources regularly employed to constr... (show all)

  • Conserving a Legacy: Presidential Leaders in Education Research
    Posted on 29 Mar 2016 at 4:14 pm
    by Schneider, B.

    This essay briefly describes some of the early AERA presidents who were empiricists, several of them directors of research, and how their work connects with some of the issues of design, measuremen...

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  • Testing and Assessment for the Good of Education: Contributions of AERA Presidents, 1915-2015
    Posted on 29 Mar 2016 at 4:14 pm
    by Shepard, L. A.

    Early presidents of the American Educational Research Association were leaders in the testing movement. Their intentions were to improve education by means of testing, which included both IQ and ac...

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  • Toward a Capacity Framework for Useful Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in College Foreign Language Programs
    Posted on 24 Mar 2016 at 7:32 am
    by JOHN MCEWAN DAVIS
    The educational impacts of mandated assessment in U.S. colleges is part of a growing research agenda focused on how methodologies of program evaluation best enable educators to improve teaching and... (show all)

  • LADO as a Language Test: Issues of Validity
    Posted on 24 Mar 2016 at 6:40 am
    by McNamara, T., Van Den Hazelkamp, C., Verrips, M.

    This article brings together the theoretical field of language testing and the practical field of language analysis for the determination of the origin of asylum seekers. It considers what it would...

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  • Source(s) of syntactic cross-linguistic influence (CLI): The case of L3 acquisition of English possessives by Mazandarani-Persian bilinguals
    Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 3:14 am
    by Fallah, N., Jabbari, A. A., Fazilatfar, A. M.

    This study investigates the role of previously acquired linguistic systems, Mazandarani and Persian, in the acquisition of third language (L3) English at the initial stages. The data have been obta...

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  • Production and perception of the English /ae/-/a/ contrast in switched-dominance speakers
    Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 3:14 am
    by Casillas, J. V., Simonet, M.

    This study investigates how fluent second-language (L2) learners of English produce and perceive the /æ/–/a/ vowel contrast of Southwestern American English. Two learner groups are examined: (1) ea...

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  • Validation of the Chinese Version of the Social Achievement Goal Orientation Scale
    Posted on 16 Mar 2016 at 2:54 am
    by Zhao, Y., Zhu, X., Zhao, G.

    This study examined the validity of a Chinese version of the Social Achievement Goal Orientation Scale (C-SAGOS), a measure testing the trichotomous framework of achievement goal orientations in a ...

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  • Volume 36
    Posted on 29 Feb 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Volume 36


    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)

  • Linguistic Proficiency Assessment in Second Language Acquisition Research: The Elicited Imitation Task
    Posted on 25 Feb 2016 at 11:28 pm
    by Stéphanie Gaillard, Annie Tremblay
    This study investigated the elicited imitation task (EIT) as a tool for measuring linguistic proficiency in a second/foreign (L2) language, focusing on French. Nonnative French speakers (n = 94) an... (show all)

  • Student Enrollment in World Languages: L'Égalité des Chances?
    Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 5:56 pm
    by Hannah Carson Baggett
    Students enrolled in world language classes experience many positive academic and developmental outcomes, and world language classes are often gateways to institutions of higher education in the Un... (show all)

  • First and Second Language Acquisition in German Children Attending a Kindergarten Immersion Program: A Combined Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Study
    Posted on 17 Feb 2016 at 3:08 am
    by Kirstin Bergström, Maria Klatte, Claudia Steinbrink, Thomas Lachmann
    This study investigated first (L1) and second (L2) language acquisition in two age-matched groups of 2- to 6-year-old kindergarten children over the course of 2.5 years. The immersion group partici... (show all)

  • Effects of Different Types of Corrective Feedback on Receptive Skills in a Second Language: A Speech Perception Training Study
    Posted on 17 Feb 2016 at 3:03 am
    by Andrew H. Lee, Roy Lyster
    This study investigated the effects of different types of corrective feedback (CF) provided during second language (L2) speech perception training. One hundred Korean learners of L2 English, random... (show all)

  • University Students' Perceptions of Integrated Performance Assessment and the Connection Between Classroom Learning and Assessment
    Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:27 am
    by Gabriela C. Zapata
    In 2013, Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) was adopted at all levels of instruction at a private university in southern California. The study reports the opinions of 1,236 Novice, Intermediat... (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Book review: The Companion to Language Assessment
    Posted on 20 Jan 2016 at 3:50 am
    by Read, J.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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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