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.
Your student took a placement test. The result was B2. You believe he is B1. What went wrong?
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.
Sean McDonald of telc Language Tests explains why not all tests are created equal.
Subramoni Iyer describes how his experience with students and teachers in Syria led to localised test instructions and a pre-test video.
Clarity’s Technical Director, Adrian Raper, considers the issue of fairness when students are taking the same test on different devices.