When specific outcomes are desired and the best possible results are expected, it is crucial to have proper pre- and post-assessment. Monitoring progress and testing final outcomes is also necessary for maintaining motivation and justifying time and resources spent. To help teachers in adult education achieve the best possible results, we’ve designed a suite of assessment tools that range from placement to accreditation.
Why does the Global Scale of English help?
The Global Scale of English (GSE) is a scoring system that works on more granular level than any other measurement of proficiency currently available for English language learning. It places learners at a precise point on a scale from 10 to 90 with scores that are firmly rooted in real life so that English learners can clearly see what they can achieve at every level.
How to place your students?
The Global Scale of English Test (GSET) is a scientifically designed, accurate test designed to measure a learner’s current English level, from complete beginner to advanced. Test scores are given immediately and are based on the GSE.
How to measure student’s progress?
Pearson Progress – Progress is a partly-adaptive online test that charts students’ language progress over time. Linked to the CEFR, it gives an extremely precise picture of what a learner can and cannot do within his or her CEFR level. Progress is administered entirely online and tests all four language skills, plus grammar and vocabulary. The fact that it is administered three times within one learning period, such as an academic year or semester, makes it a unique learning tool. What’s more, an adaptive algorithm means that every student gets a different set of questions each time the test is used. Written by expert teams based in the UK, Australia, the US and Hong Kong, Progress is automatically graded using the most up-to-date technology. The result is instant, consistent and accurate test scores. If you’d like to learn more about Progress, please click here. To download the test booklet, please contact us.
What about a diploma in English?
If you’d like to offer your students the chance to gain a diploma in Business English as well as measuring their progress in English, you should consider LCCI!
LCCI International Qualifications from Pearson are among the most recognized and most highly regarded Business English qualifications in the world. They include vocational-related qualifications that cover key areas of business, as well as language and teaching qualifications. Our English Language range, which includes English for Business (EFB), English Language Skills Assessment (ELSA), JETSET and Spoken English for Industry and Commerce (SEFIC), is aligned to the Common European Framework (CEF) and used worldwide by employers and universities as evidence of language competence. Read more here.
Reliable test to measure student’s level of English
Pearson English Tests are available for General and Academic English. Pearson tests are recognized globally and are accepted by universities, employers and national education authorities in many countries as evidence of a required level of English. Read more here.