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.
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.
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.
At the end of our standard setting event, we asked our panelists for their opinions on the whole experience. Watch this video to find out what they said.
After the Dynamic Placement Test Standard Setting event in May, we invited Mr. Chi Lai Tsang from St. Jospeh College to talk about his experience of being a panelist in Clarity's first standard setting, and his many discoveries.
Etherton Education, based in Somerset in the UK, provides academic summer courses to students looking to study in a British boarding school or university. They explain why and how they have been using the Dynamic Placement Test for the last two years.
Earlier this month, we held a standard setting event for the Dynamic Placement Test and initiated many engaging discussions with ELT and assessment experts from all over the globe. Let’s talk about how it went and what our future plans are for the test.
Andrew Stokes asks whether students should be tested via their mobiles — and whether they should even know they are being assessed.
Andrew Stokes looks at what goes on behind the scenes to ensure that a test is both fair and accurate.
In this interview, Adrian Raper talks to Richard Spiby from the British Council on CEFR and the importance of teaching to the test construct.