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Interchange/Passages (Cambridge) - Placement & Eval Test

 
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longshikong



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Interchange/Passages (Cambridge) - Placement & Eval Test Reply with quote

It's been years since I've used this series and I actually left the older version back home in Canada. As for the paper tests, as I recall, they're not very communicative in scope: blank-filling, multiple choice q's. If anyone has the Placement tests, I'd like to know if they're of much value. I'm seriously considering making my own assessment tools as I think this is the major weakness among almost every private language school I've worked for--shamefully inadequate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been reading the online preview of the latest version. It's a pretty comprehensive placement test. The Objective Placement Test alone (70 q's) takes 50 min's. Then there's a 20 min Placement Conversation and a 30 minute (optional) Placement Essay.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=yhdCdKAbaNEC&pg=PA5&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false
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