Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
Volume 9 (2017)
Volume 8 (2016)
Volume 7 (2015)
Volume 6 (2014)
Volume 5 (2013)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2011)
Volume 2 (2010)
Volume 1 (2009)
L2 Writers’ Processing of Teacher vs. Computer-generated Feedback

Shiva Kaivanpanah; Mohammad Alavi; Rose Meschi

Volume 12, Issue 26 , November 2020, , Pages 175-215


  Writing is thought as the most complicated skill in second language acquisition; therefore, L2 researchers have always been in pursuit of discovering an effective approach to improve it. One of the most debated ways is feedback which has a key role in improving the quality of writing. Much of the previous ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of Writing Assessment Using Activity Theory-Based Assessment Model (ATBAM) and a Traditional Approach

Mohammad Alavi; Shiva Kaivanpanah; Fatemeh Danesh

Volume 11, Issue 23 , June 2019, , Pages 1-25

  Assessment of writing skill is generally believed to be judged by a rater subjectively and qualitatively or by using analytic scoring rubrics which can potentially result in somehow not very reliable assessment. It seems that an evaluation of writing based on a model can result in a valid and reliable ...  Read More

Constructing and Validating a Q-Matrix for Cognitive Diagnostic Analysis of a Reading Comprehension Test Battery

Mohammad Alavi; Fatemeh Ranjbaran

Volume 10, Issue 21 , June 2018, , Pages 1-31

  Of paramount importance in the study of cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) is the absence of tests developed for small-scale diagnostic purposes. Currently, much of the research carried out has been mainly on large-scale tests, e.g., TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS, etc. Even so, formative language assessment ...  Read More

Academic Discipline DIF in an English Language Proficiency Test

Seyyed Mohammad Alavi; Abbas Ali Rezaee; Seyyed Mohammad Reza Amirian

Volume 3, Issue 7 , December 2011, , Pages 39-65

  The purpose of this study was to detect differentially functioning items in the University of Tehran English Proficiency Test (UTEPT) which is a high stake test of English developed and administered by the Language Testing Centre of the University of Tehran. This paper is based on the answers of 400 ...  Read More