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English language learning
Native Language-Based DIF across the Subtests: A Study of the Iranian National University Entrance Exam

Parviz Ajideh; Massoud Yaghoubi-Notash; Hamid Reza Babaee Bormanaki

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 39-56


  This paper reports on an investigation of native language-based differential item functioning (DIF) across the subtests of Iranian Undergraduate University Entrance Special English Exam (IUUESEE). Fourteen thousand one hundred seventy two foreign-language test takers (including four groups of Azeri, ...  Read More

English language learning
A New Dilemma for Language Teachers and Students: Self-assessment or Teacher Assessment (Research Article)

Parviz Ajideh; Lynn Batler-Kisber; Ali Akbar Ansarin; sorayya Mozaffarzadeh

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, , Pages 35-57


  Transitioning smoothly from traditional learning of language to independent learning and consequently, moving from teacher-assessment to self-assessment faces teachers with a dilemma of deciding on learners’ final improvement. To assist to eliminate this dilemma and to compare learners’ self-assessment ...  Read More

On The Relationship between Test-Taking Strategies and EFL Reading Performance

nava nourdad; Parviz Ajideh

Volume 11, Issue 23 , June 2019, , Pages 189-219

  To succeed in tests does not require only content knowledge.   Test-taking strategies are other factors which help students to achieve high scores in tests. The present mixed-method study set out to examine the relationship between test-taking strategies and reading test performance. To achieve ...  Read More

Iranian Pre-university Students’ Perceptions towards the English Section of the Iranian National University Entrance Exam (INUEE): A Washback Study

Parviz Ajideh; Leila Mahmoudi

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, , Pages 25-48

  Examining the effectof high-stakes tests on learners’ perceptions has been one of the strands of washback-related research.The present study purported to investigate the washback effect of the English section of theIranian National University Entrance Exam (henceforth INUEE) on the pre-university ...  Read More

The Influence of Collaboration on Individual Writing Quality: The Case of Iranian vs. Malaysian College Students

Parviz Ajideh; Gerhard Leitner; Seyed Yasin Yazdi-Amirkhiz

Volume 8, Issue 17 , July 2016, , Pages 1-24

  This study purported to comparatively investigate the influence of collaborative writing on the quality of individual writing of four female Iranian and four female Malaysian students. The first semester students at a private university in Malaysia, who were comparable in terms of age, gender, study ...  Read More

Investigating the Relatedness of Cloze-Elide Test, Multiple-Choice Cloze Test, and C-test as Measures of Reading Comprehension

Simin Sattarpour; Parviz Ajideh

Volume 6, Issue 13 , September 2014, , Pages 89-112

  Reading comprehension ability consists of multiple cognitive processes, and cloze tests have long been claimed to measure this ability as a whole. However, since the introduction of cloze test, different varieties of it have been proposed by the testers. Thus, the present study was an attempt to examine ...  Read More