English Placement

CaMLA Speaking Test linking study published

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.

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10 tips to make your English test space a better place

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 (There’s also a pretty good chance the test you’ll use is a bit, umm, shall we say, out of date?!)

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The top 4 signs you need a new English placement test

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…

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