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.
Placement tests: Can your choice of device affect your result?
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.
Internationalising an English test
Can we, and should we, make English tests more international? Andrew Stokes explores the possibilities.
Defining a language test
This month we are highlighting this post by Sean McDonald of telc Language Tests. Here he explains why not all tests are created equal.
Placement testing: What does it mean?
What is the difference between ‘accuracy’ and ‘reliability’? Learn ten key phrases in testing terminology.
Online learning for Syrian and Lebanese youth
The HOPES-LEB project aims to improve the chances for a better future for young people in Lebanon. Here’s how they do it.
Adaptive tests: The detail
What more can be done for tests other than just putting the test online with some fancy layouts? Adaptivity is the way forward.
Question bank: Review and renew
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?
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.
Cultural fairness in a placement test
A placement test score should be a fair representation of a candidate’s ability, not their cultural knowledge. Here are four steps test designers can take to ensure that.