As colleges and universities become more desperate for full fee-paying international students, admissions standards are being compromised.
International students have long been an integral part of American colleges and universities. Their opinions challenge the assumptions and beliefs expressed by U.S. students and faculty members both in and outside of the classroom. Their lifestyles bring cultural diversity and new ways of doing things to campus life. For many institutions, they also help keep […]
Diablo Valley College shares their experience in adapting iTEP for the IEP world.
What makes one English communication test easier or harder than the next?
Since 2013, the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute has been using iTEP Academic-Plus to help accurately place incoming students, administering the test upon the students’ arrival to get an instant baseline score of their English language proficiency. Testing and Assessment Coordinator Eric Moore says the relationship has been highly beneficial, praising iTEP as a […]
English language assessment tools have come a long way since the introduction of TOEFL, the first English proficiency test, in 1964. Back then, everything was done by pen and paper, without a computer in sight. But as technology has advanced, so has the way these tests are administered, designed, and used. While computer grading is […]
English is the global language for international business, making English testing for companies vital to assess the language skills of your employees. In most countries, English is often the default form of communication. No matter where an organization is located, an English proficiency test is a powerful tool that can help improve decision making, streamline […]
What makes an English assessment test effective? English proficiency testing is crucial for educational institutions looking to admit qualified international students, and for companies that employ speakers of English as a second language. There are all sorts of English assessment tests out there, so what distinguishes a great English assessment test from a weak one? […]
English proficiency tests are typically associated with international students, but there are a wide variety of reasons that organizations of all types would need an accurate English language proficiency test. Companies, governments, as well as educational institutions at all levels have a need to precisely determine the English language skill of large or small groups […]
It’s simple, right? An English proficiency test measures an individual’s English level. In fact, there are quite a few variables, not to mention that different tests reveal different things. At iTEP, we feel a comprehensive English language assessment should measure the test-taker’s command of the language both formally and informally, through verbal and written communication […]