This post explains what item analysis is, how we use it, and what you’ll find in a robust and reliable test.
English language testing is crucial in the petroleum industry. This is how one training organisation found the most suitable placement test.
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.
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.
Can we, and should we, make English tests more international? Andrew Stokes explores the possibilities.
This month we are highlighting this post by Sean McDonald of telc Language Tests. Here he explains why not all tests are created equal.
What is the difference between ‘accuracy’ and ‘reliability’? Learn ten key phrases in testing terminology.
The HOPES-LEB project aims to improve the chances for a better future for young people in Lebanon. Here’s how they do it.
What more can be done for tests other than just putting the test online with some fancy layouts? Adaptivity is the way forward.
The reliability and validity of a placement test lies in the quality of the questions. So what is the key to a good question bank?