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   Iranian Pre-University Students’ Perceptions Towards the English Section of the Iranian National University Entrance Exam (Inuee): A Washback Study  
نویسنده Ajideh Parviz ,Mahmoudi Leila
منبع Journal Of English Language Teaching And Learning - 2017 - دوره : 9 - شماره : 20 - صفحه:25 -48
چکیده    Examining the effect of 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 the iranian national university entrance exam (henceforth inuee) on the pre-university students’ perceptions about the high-stakes test. the participants of the study were 218 female students at two pre-university schools in the city of ahwaz, iran. the data were collected through a validated questionnaire. responses and reactions to the questions were found to be mixed: a sizeable segment of the students were positive about the inuee, considering it a valid evaluator of academic knowledge and viewing the test as a factor which at least 'forced' them to study english. however, those with negative perceptions criticized the test for mainly being an evaluator of rote-memorization ability (rather than academic knowledge) and a major source of anxiety, and its multiple-choice testing format etc. the findings could be of pedagogic help and significance to policy makers, language testing scholars and teachers.
کلیدواژه Washback ,Iranian National University Entrance Exam ,Perceptions ,Students
آدرس Tabriz University, ایران, Shahid Rajayee Teacher Training University, ایران
پست الکترونیکی leilamahmoudi1979@yahoo.com

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