Now more than ever, institutions are finding the need to deliver tests to students who are not able to go to a controlled computer room. What can you do to find the best setup that will make this run as smoothly as possible? This post refers principally to the Dynamic Placement Test, but many of the ideas are relevant to other tests too.
January 2020 saw the release of the new version of Dynamic Placement Test Admin Panel. Sky Chan, Product Manager, talks about what he aimed to achieve with this version, and why he likes it. The Admin Panel is the program teachers and administrators use to set up tests, check results and print certificates.
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.
“A real open forum for exchanging ideas”: What the panelists say about Clarity’s standard setting event
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.
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.
Teaching to the test or teaching to the construct? How the CEFR supports teaching, testing and learning
In this interview, Adrian Raper talks to Richard Spiby from the British Council on CEFR and the importance of teaching to the test construct.