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Review of Journal Articles on Washback in Language Testing in Turkey (2010-2017)
Review of Journal Articles on Washback in Language Testing in Turkey (2010-2017)

Author(s): İsmet Toksöz, Ferit Kilickaya
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Review
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: washback; high-stakes exams; language testing; foreign language exams;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the current paper is to review the national and international journal articles on washback in language testing in Turkey between 2010 and 2017. The studies have been obtained from several databases such as ERIC and ScienceDirect, and the journal websites. The studies conducted on washback in Turkish contexts are divided into two main groups: the studies conducted on washback effects of high-stakes exams in Turkey, and the studies conducted in state and private schools in Turkey. The studies are discussed with respect to their main findings, strengths, and weaknesses and most of these studies are based on the national examinations such as YDS (Foreign Language Exam) and their washback effects on examinees.

  • Issue Year: 41/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 184-204
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English