The Password Team’s newest test has been designed specifically for use by English language schools. Password ELS (The Password Test for English Language Schools) is an independent test, formally aligned to the CEFR (A1 to C1).
Password ELS is much more than a traditional placement test. As well as enabling reliable placement into classes on arrival, it is the ideal end of course test for students on general English language programmes. Students taking the test receive an accurate CEFR level and valuable certification.
Password ELS has been designed by Professor Cyril Weir’s world leading team of academics in testing and assessment at the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA). CRELLA have unparalleled test development experience in both testing for language programme placement and testing for academic purposes and are the designers of the Password suite of tests widely used by universities and colleges around the world.
Building on the Password team’s experience and knowledge of online testing technology, Password ELS works wherever and whenever there is an internet connection and computer. It is easy to set up and manage, reliable in operation and quickly delivers instant results, reports, class lists and certificates.
The test is semi-adaptive and takes a maximum of one hour. The test’s first section is used to determine the test taker’s approximate English language level and then the rest of the test is used to assess their exact level. Results are reported instantly and certification is available at the click of a mouse.
Schools can choose whether to charge for the test or offer it to their students for free. In either case the use of a high quality independent test with certificates including CEFR level will be of benefit to both current and potential students. Schools using the test are listed in the Student Zone on Password English Language Testing’s website.