Language ability in academic versus real life settings can differ greatly. That's why the CEFR is the perfect tool to measure what students really 'can do'.
In this post, Andrew Stokes suggests ten questions you should ask yourself when selecting a placement test.
Language testing is a key part of the recruitment process. Is there an efficient, secure, and accurate approach to online English testing? Katie Stokes discusses a successful case study.
Featured in the October issue of TEASIG’s Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Today issue, Dr Adrian Raper shares his experience and hopes for online test development.
Henry Woo took the Dynamic Placement Test as part of his job interview with ClarityEnglish. He reflects on the experience.
In a previous post, we looked at how Directors of the Language Centre at Universitas Indonesia postulated that a digital test is more appropriate for this generation of students. We have now been able to survey test takers on this question. Here are the findings.
Andrew Stokes reminds us of the purpose of a placement test (with thanks to Laura Edwards of telc Language Tests for her input).
Andrew Stokes explains how an online test can support those with unreliable connectivity — or no Internet access at all.
As both a teacher and test developer I often have the feeling that the seemingly related fields of teaching and testing are in reality worlds apart. Being active in both fields, I try to mediate, to put it in CEFR terms. On one hand, as a test developer I want to measure skills and collect empirical data on my subjects. On the other hand, I am a compassionate teacher (I think) and I really do want all my students to do well.
Amongst the many disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic has been the closure of IELTS test centres and widespread postponement of IELTS tests. For most students, schools and universities this has brought the academic application process to a halt – but not for all.