Assessment

Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe

How ready are your students for their exams? This session will introduce you to two new English proficiency products that are accessible to candidates 24/7. With featured content from our Pearson English Warmup mobile app and a newly-launched online Readiness Test - you will see how you can help students increase their confidence.

The Readiness Test features a red, amber, green light scheme to alert you and your students if they are ready to test. Remediation suggestions are provided as part of their results. Join us to learn more about how you and your students can know just how ready they are for their General English Proficiency exam.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Melanie Drake, Derya Uysal

In this session the PTE Academic training team looks at how English language testing has evolved and the gradual move from pen and paper-based testing to the use of technology and automated scoring. They’ll focus on finding connections between tests and how teachers can adapt their teaching practices for students preparing for PTE Academic.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Dan Shepherd

Students all over the world are underachieving in speaking exams because of nerves - yet it’s something that is often overlooked in class. Whether your students are preparing for in-class speaking tests or official exams like PTE General, IELTS or Cambridge B2 First, there are a number of techniques that you can use to help learners face the big day with confidence. In this practical webinar, we will explore a range of classroom activities and share useful resources that you will be able to use immediately in your lessons. 

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Bill Bonk

In the past, the only way to quickly and easily score second language performance was to make questions that could be objectively scored (such as multiple choice, matching, etc.). But we all know that the world we live in requires us to produce language for communication, not choose A, B, or C.

Performance assessments including interviews, scenarios and conversations are becoming more valued but the required human judgement comes with the cost of extra time and effort, scheduling, training, subjectivity… and scoring rubrics!

At Pearson we use many of these scoring rubrics as the basis for our automated scoring systems which drives our assessments like the Versant English Tests and PTE Academic.

In this session, we will share best practices about how to design and write good rubrics and discuss how you can incorporate them into your own classroom assessments and grading practices.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Dominic Vadgama, Jo Sale

In this session we'll look at the range of official preparation resources that are available to help your test takers prepare for PTE Academic. Pearson's portfolio consists of self-study resources and resources designed to help prepare students in the classroom. We'll spend some time discussing how each of the different prep resources can support learners at different stages of their preparation journey and according to the level of support needed.

In the webinar we'll showcase some of our new resources coming to the market before the end of the year including our new edition of the Official Guide to PTE Academic, which is a great resource for self-study and in the classroom! 

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Andrew Khan

With traditional testing methods still disrupted, many schools, universities and companies have needed to think creatively about how to assess achievement and proficiency.

In this session we’ll look at different models for testing in the COVID-19 era, as well as some of the positive and negative responses to the idea of assessing learners at home, and cover test tips and lessons learned from the delivery of Versant English Tests with Remote Monitoring.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Nick Laul

In this session we will discuss how to select the right assessment, based on your needs. We'll explore the various questions to ask and parameters to consider when choosing a type of assessment. We'll discuss the various outputs you may receive from an assessment and discuss how best to interpret and use them.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Jo Sale

Getting ready for any 4 skills based test can be tricky and is not only about familiarity with the test, but also the skills needed for success.

In this webinar, we'll talk about ideas for how to use print, online and blended materials in both physical and virtual classrooms as well as some of the extra support resources available to teachers and students.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): James Warwick, Richelle Zakrzewski

In this session we will introduce Pearson's new Global Online Test Preparation Platform (GOTP) built in conjunction with E2 Language. This teacher-friendly digital platform is aimed at high-stakes test takers (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL and OET) and features in-built, ready-made lessons, self-study material and enabling technology to facilitate distance learning. We will explore how this platform enhances both the classroom and self-study experiences and how technology can enable high-stakes test preparation.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Cath Stuart

In this session, we will look at how Test Hub enables a range of educational providers to manage learner data in one place, and track their achievements. We will also look at how teachers are able to target learning to skills gaps for classes and individuals. We'll consider current and future development plans, including our 'direct to learner' path which empowers learners to prepare for high-stakes exams at their chosen pace.

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Duration: 1 hour

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