Essential Characteristics of a successful English language proficiency test for international sch...

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Essential Characteristics of a successful English language proficiency test for international schools by Mind Map: Essential Characteristics of a successful English language proficiency test for international schools

1. Must measure all language skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing and not neglect other aspects of language such as: lexicon, phonology, syntax.

1.1. Appropriate accommodation

1.2. Adequately resourced

2. Use of data to positively impact instruction and language development

2.1. Regular communication between all parties involved including the carer of the student

2.2. Scaffold instruction accordingly

2.3. Communication with non specialist class and subject teachers to convey strategies (scaffolding)

2.4. Fine-tune instruction and identify targets to work on

3. The Test design and the language should both be clear

3.1. Age appropriate

3.2. Language diluted accordingly to facilitate ELs access

3.3. Adequately presented

3.4. Reviewed

3.5. Language of questioning chosen carfully

4. Targeted assessment rather than multipurpose ones

4.1. Baseline assessment

4.2. Regular assessment

5. Multiple opportunity tests giving ELs more than one chance to show a skill

6. Data used to develop self