The WebCAPE - Language Placement ExamsForeign language departments are continually faced with the task of advising and placing freshmen and transfer students in appropriate courses. This decision is often based primarily upon the number of classes the student has previously taken in the language. However, placement on this basis does not take into account several important factors which determine the student’s actual proficiency with the language, such as the effectiveness of the student’s past teacher(s), the specific information covered, extracurricular or other out-of-class exposure to the language.
How the Computer Adaptive Placement Exam Works
State-of-the-Art Computer Testing
Computerized Adaptive Placement Exams use state-of-the-art computer testing techniques to accurately, and efficiently, place students in the first two years of college language courses.
Evaluate Employee Proficiency
The WebCAPE can also evaluate employee proficiency levels. This allows you to test if their fluency is appropriate for your business.
Determines the Student’s Competency
Level in About 20 Minutes
The WebCAPE exam selects each test item as a result of the answer to the previous question. This means the test adapts to the student’s level of ability and accurately determines the students competency level in about twenty minutes.
Provides Immediate Feedback
Students are able to see their score upon completion of the exam. This allows test administration and supervision to be greatly simplified. The computer handles the instructions, branching, scoring, and reporting.