On the Effect of Diagnostic Self-, and Peer- assessment on Reading Comprehension: Examining EFL Learners’ Diagnostic Rating Accuracy across Various Genres

Masoome Azmoode Sis Abad; Gholam-Reza Kiyani; Gholam-Reza Abbasian

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 177-202


  The present research responds to the call for implementing diagnostic assessment through learner involvement. This study followed two aims: first, examining the distinctive effects of diagnostic self- and peer - assessments on EFL learners’ reading comprehension; second, exploring students’ ...  Read More

Computer-mediated Diagnostic Assessment of Mixed-ability EFL Learners’ Performance on Tiered Tasks: Differentiating Mediation on Google Meet™

Fahimeh Rafi; Natasha Pourdana; Farid Ghaemi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 1-26


  Grounded in Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of mind and the learner-centered approach to second/foreign language acquisition (SLA), this study investigated the extent to which the embedded differentiated instructions and diagnostic assessment, being mediated on Google Meet™ computer-mediated ...  Read More

The Effect of Diagnostic Assessment on EFL Learners’ Performance on Selective and Productive Reading Tasks

Fateme Nikmard; Kobra Tavassoli

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2020, , Pages 79-104


  The main purpose of diagnostic assessment is to predict test-takers’ strengths and weaknesses and use the information to provide suitable feedback to them (Jang & Wagner, 2014). Accordingly, the present study focused on investigating the effect of diagnostic assessment on selective and productive ...  Read More