We’re proud to announce that the Off2Class ESL Placement Test V2.0 is ready for you to assign to your students!
We’ve taken the existing grammar-based Off2Class ESL Placement test (V1.0) and added Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking assessments to the tool.
Now when you press ‘Assign Test’ on our Placement Test page, you’ll have the option of adding (all or individually) Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking components to the assessment. As previously, your students start with our 100-question grammar diagnostic. We then use your student’s results to drive the level of difficulty for the other components you’ve selected.
Here’s a brief overview of what your students find in the new sections of the Off2Class ESL Placement test:
Listening Section: 12 multiple choice questions based on a short audio recording (20-minute time limit, no pausing). Provides the teacher a result that supports the candidate’s CEFR proficiency level, or alerts you to a discrepancy with it.
Reading Section: Between 9 and 12 multiple choice questions based on a written text (20-minute time limit, no pausing). Provides the teacher a result that supports the candidate’s CEFR proficiency level, or alerts you to a discrepancy with it.
Writing Section: 1 question to which the candidate provides a written response (15-minute time limit, no pausing). Provides the teacher with an example of the candidate’s writing that may assist you to determine the proficiency level.
Speaking Section: 1 question to which the candidate records a spoken response (5-minute time limit, no pausing). Provides the teacher with an example of the candidate’s speaking that may assist you to determine the proficiency level.
And that’s not all! You can now Customize your Student Learning Plans!
One of the most popular features of Placement Test V1.0 is that our system proposes Individualized Curriculums based on your student results. We’ve taken the existing Learning Plan system and given you the ability to customize the plans:
- Add lessons from our library
- Re-order lessons
- Delete lessons
- Mark lessons off as complete (or override completion status)
When you click on a Student Learning Plan tab in your student management panel you now see a ‘Customize Learning Plan’ link:
If your students sit our full placement test, we’ll even recommend lessons to add to their Learning Plans!
This way you’ll be able to blend our technical (grammar-based) recommendations with our non-technical (topic-based) recommendations, to create learning plans that are a perfect fit for your students.
And of course, you can re-edit and adapt the learning plans as you work through them with your students!
June 2017 Update!
Pro account holders on Off2Class can now print Student Achievement Certificates based on their students’ placement test results! You can learn more about all the benefits of Pro here.