December 17, 2015
Linking the Common European Framework of Reference and the CaMLA Speaking Test summarizes the results of a standard-setting study conducted in October 2015. The purpose of this study was to link scores on the CaMLA Speaking Test to the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference.
April 23, 2015
If you’re looking for an English language assessment to bring you into the present, one that effectively measures both learner achievement and progress, consider the MTELP Series. (Even if you don’t consider the MTELP Series, do your students a favor and make sure your English test isn’t out of date!)
April 9, 2015
It’s that time again. Maybe classes are about to start and you need to give your new nonnative speakers of English a placement test. Or maybe it’s time to measure the progress your current students have made. Either way, test day is rapidly approaching. It’s probably not anyone’s favorite day on the calendar, and it’s natural that it will cause some stress for everyone. (There’s also a pretty good chance the test you’ll use is a bit, umm, shall we say, out of date?!)
March 26, 2015
Whether you consider testing a necessary evil or create online quizzes in your downtime, if you work with English language learners, chances are you also make regular use of a placement test. Between choosing course books, planning syllabi, and the endless (endless) grading, updating your placement test might not be your top priority. But…