Preparing students for MET Go! is simple. MET Go! is a popular multilevel exam that will be available in both digital and paper-based formats beginning in April. Featuring detailed and personalized score reports, MET Go! is an inclusive solution for all students in a heterogeneous classroom. With the free resources that Michigan Language Assessment offers, teachers can confidently help their students prepare for both the digital and paper-based versions of the exam.
Read through this list of free resources to learn how to easily integrate preparation activities into your daily lesson plans.
This is a useful guide to help teachers integrate MET Go! into their curriculum. This guide includes
- the different tasks and items for each section of MET Go! with the subskills that are assessed in each case,
- a list of can-do statements from descriptors from the Common European Framework of References for Languages describing what test takers can be expected to do at the A1, A2, or B1 levels for each item type, and
- sample items for all skill areas and tasks.
Tip: Compare the scope and sequence of the textbooks you use with your beginner to intermediate teens to the content and level assessed by MET Go! described in this chart. Decide at what point in your curriculum you can introduce MET Go! to your students and start preparing for the exam.
This library has a variety of free resources for teachers preparing students for MET Go!. There are downloadable worksheets, activities, lesson plans, and tips specifically for the exam. Below are some of the resources that teachers can easily adapt to include in their lesson planning.
Tip: Become familiar with these resources so you can use them or adapt them in your class. Remind students how these activities help them to develop confidence in using the language and to prepare for MET Go!.
MET Go! is an assessment based on current research on the way teenagers learn and develop skills in a foreign language. The example test items show that it is designed to support learning and that test tasks reflect those that teen learners usually find in their English classes and current textbooks. Because of this, the experience of taking the test reflects students’ experience in class. Many of the activities already included in your lesson plans are preparing your students for MET Go!.
Tip: Review the example items to explore which activities in your daily lesson plan reflect any of the tasks from MET Go!. While your students complete those activities, explain that in addition to helping them improve their English, the activities are also helping them to prepare for MET Go!.
These short videos contain a mixture of tips and study ideas for teachers and students. There are activities in these videos that students can engage in alone or as part of the class. They offer more opportunities to practice the different skills and to gain more confidence to take MET Go!.
The Michigan Study at Home video series includes:
- Reading Study Tips
- Writing Study Tips
- Listening Study Tips
- Speaking Study Tips
- Speaking Test Tips for Parents and Test Takers
Tip: Assign some of these videos as homework. Encourage your students to complete one of the tasks suggested and write a short reflection on their performance.
Bonus tip: Consult with your colleagues and explore some of their best practices in test preparation for MET Go!. Then learn more about MET Go! and consider administering either the paper-based or digital version to your upper primary to secondary school students.