Test takers and families are celebrating a year of MET Go! Digital. The convenient, at-home version is making it even more accessible for upper primary to secondary school learners to prove their English proficiency.
Michigan Language Assessment is proud to see the important role that MET Go! Digital is playing at schools and language centers around the world—from Latin America to Asia. It is a flexible exam that can be administered almost any day of the year, at a test center or remotely from home. MET Go! Digital is a convenient assessment solution that provides a summative evaluation of English proficiency and formative feedback to motivate teenage test takers to continue learning.
Here are three proven strategies teachers can use to help students prepare for MET Go!
1. Become Familiar with the Format and Content
As with any other standardized test of English proficiency, it is important for test takers to know what the test consists of (i.e. how many sections there are, how long they have to complete them, and what kind of performance is expected). MET Go! tasks reflect activities that students are familiar with from their English courses.
The MET Go! Writing Section has three parts; test takers have 30 minutes to write a short narrative description, share an experience, and provide their opinion. Test takers demonstrate their speaking ability by comparing two pictures, telling a story based on a picture, and talking about their experiences and preferences.
Check out the MET Go! Details page for additional information on each of the sections and tasks of the test.
2. Take Advantage of Additional Preparation Resources
Our revised MET Go! Preparation page has guidelines and resources for teachers interested in adapting their classroom materials and lesson plans to better prepare their students for MET Go! They include sample tests, guidelines for curriculum integration, and practice activities.
Explore the MET Go! playlist on our YouTube channel with resources and tips for teachers to prepare their classes and to communicate with students and parents about MET Go! Digital.
3. Use Our Rating Guidelines
It’s important for teachers to know how the different sections are scored. The Listening and Reading Sections consist of select-response items; these two sections are scored by computer. The Writing and Speaking Sections of MET Go! elicit productive responses that are scored by trained and certified raters using criteria established by Michigan Language Assessment.
We created guidelines to help teachers evaluate their classroom writing and speaking activities. These guidelines reflect our rating criteria and can help teachers better prepare their students for MET Go!