The worldwide standard for computer-adaptive language placement assessment
WebCAPE can also evaluate individual ability levels.This allows you to quickly and effectively assess language fluency to satisfy multiple business needs.
Computer-adaptive placement exams use state-of-the-art computer testing techniques to accurately and efficiently place students in the appropriate college language courses.
Test-takers are able to see their score upon completion of the exam. This allows test administration and supervision to be greatly simplified. The exam provides the instructions, branching, scoring, and reporting.
Utilizing adaptive technology to quickly and accurately determine ability in language skills such as reading, grammar, and vocabulary
WebCAPE uses state-of-the-art computer testing techniques to accurately and efficiently place students in the first two years of college language courses. WebCAPE exam selects each test item as a result of the answer to the previous question. When the student answers an item correctly, a more difficult question is presented; if an item is answered incorrectly, an easier question is given. In short, the test “adapts” to the student’s level of ability and will accurately determine the student’s competency level in about twenty minutes. Some of the benefits of using WebCAPE placement exam over conventional paper-and-pencil type tests include the reduction of the testing time to about twenty minutes. Boredom and frustration are diminished by eliminating items that are far too easy or too difficult.
WebCAPE provides immediate feedback where, on completion of the exam, students are able to see their score. Test administration and supervision are also greatly simplified. The computer handles the instructions, branching, scoring, and reporting. Because of the lack of time pressure, students are able to work at their own pace. With WebCAPE, the complete report is available online using a result-management web page. Problems related to cheating and test security are virtually nonexistent since each test is unique to one test taker. Computerized adaptive exams are more accurate than written tests, and placement of proficiency has never been easier. The WebCAPE has a very high validity correlation coefficient (0.91) and very high reliability (test-retest) value of 0.86.
WebCAPE multiple-choice adaptive placement exam is designed to provide individualized testing through a combination of grammar, reading, and vocabulary questions. As the student proceeds through the test, the computer adapts between higher- and lower-level questions based upon his or her responses to previous items. By offering several questions at each level, the test can accurately combat lucky guesses or inadvertent errors due to lack of concentration, nervousness, or other distractions. Once the algorithm has reached a point it can no longer increase or decrease in difficulty, the test terminates and the student receives a score and placement level based on baselines set by the university.
WebCAPE is currently available in 7 languages:
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