No one wants to be disadvantaged during a test. Here is a reminder of what students can expect when taking the Dynamic Placement Test on different devices.
AI and Speaking: The next chapter
Adrian Raper looks ahead, sharing new developments in AI and speaking assessments, researchers to look out for, and where to find out more.
How to protect your licences
Unprotected licences might be the reason why your students are locked out of the programs you purchased for them. Here is how to avoid that.
Flash Player updates and advice 2021
A brief update on the end of Flash Player: what this means for you and how you can continue to run your Flash-based programs.
No more marking: How AI can give you back your evenings
At the British Council New Directions conference in Kuala Lumpur this month, Adrian Raper described two ways that Artificial Intelligence can help teachers grade student writing.
Using ClarityEnglish programs off-site
Every Clarity subscription can allow students to run the ClarityEnglish programs from home, the bus-stop, the library and the classroom. What are the elements required for this to be as smooth as silk (as Tense Buster, Intermediate, Equality would teach us)?
Running tests from home
Now more than ever, institutions are finding the need to deliver tests to students who are not able to go to a controlled computer room. What can you do to find the best setup that will make this run as smoothly as possible? This post refers principally to the Dynamic Placement Test, but many of the ideas are relevant to other tests too.
‘It’s a brand new experience — more relevant for this generation.’
Universitas Indonesia, the number one ranking university in Indonesia, had their own English placement test — but language centre managers felt that a new generation needed a new approach.
Experiment to trial Dynamic Placement Test at Wenzao University
In September 2019, the Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Taiwan ran a trial to determine whether they could use the Dynamic Placement Test to test the English of 1,525 new students, using their own devices. This report describes the trial and its outcomes.
Why an adaptive test is the only answer
At the ELITE conference in Malang, Indonesia last week Dr Adrian Raper explained why a placement test must be adaptive. This is a summary of his talk.