International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Effect of Standardized Testing on Motivation of Iranian EFL Learners
Jasem Mohammadi

Standardized tests can improve student motivation. When students are encouraged to set high goals for these tests, and are praised on their accomplishments afterwards, they feel like they are able to do better on tests and projects and assignments. It can make the entire school community better and a more positive environment. More and more schools are giving new forms of standardized tests in new ways based on the technology. They are also thinking of new ways to make students more motivated about taking standardized tests, as a lot of students can get stressed the week they take them. Importantly, students try more to achieve the best score by standardized testing that's why standardized testing can improve the students' motivation. In this study, we decided to assess their achievement in language learning in order to test the effect of standardized test on motivation of Iranian EFL learners because we believe that their achievement in learning can show whether they are motivated to learn or not.

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