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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE   SPRING 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 4; Page(s) 103 To 126.
 
Paper: 

ON THE CONSEQUENTIAL VALIDITY OF ESP TESTS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  KIANI GHOLAM REZA, ALIBAKHSHI G.*, AKBARI RAMIN
 
* YASOUJ UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Consequential validity, a component of construct validity as a unified concept introduced by Messick (1989), deals with the impacts of tests on teaching, learning, individual test takers, teachers, society, and educational system within a country. Although the impacts of language tests on teaching and learning have been somehow studied, the consequences of ESP tests on individual test takers and teachers have not been given appropriate attention. The present study aimed at exploring the possible consequences of ESP tests, as parts of master and doctoral entrance examinations to post graduate universities in Iran, on the stake holders and society. In doing so, a qualitative research method was applied. The participants were 31 master and doctoral students, and 5 ESP instructors. The data were analyzed in terms of the content. Four main themes with a variety of sub-themes emerged from the content analysis. The results indicated that ESP tests have negative psychological (anxiety, stress, disappointment, self-confidence, teaching efficacy, disappointment), social (deprivation from education, ethical issues, acceptance of nonqualified candidates), financial, and family consequences on the learners and teachers. The society is also influenced as the result of ESP tests scores.

 
Keyword(s): VALIDITY, CONSEQUENTIAL VALIDITY, ESP TESTS, LANGUAGE TEACHING
 
 
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KIANI, G., & ALIBAKHSHI, G., & AKBARI, R. (2009). ON THE CONSEQUENTIAL VALIDITY OF ESP TESTS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN IRAN. THE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE, 2(4), 103-126. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=189437



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KIANI GHOLAM REZA, ALIBAKHSHI G., AKBARI RAMIN. ON THE CONSEQUENTIAL VALIDITY OF ESP TESTS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN IRAN. THE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE. 2009 [cited 2021May08];2(4):103-126. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=189437



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KIANI, G., ALIBAKHSHI, G., AKBARI, R., 2009. ON THE CONSEQUENTIAL VALIDITY OF ESP TESTS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY IN IRAN. THE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE, [online] 2(4), pp.103-126. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=189437.



 
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