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Ballard Tighe

To quickly and accurately evaluate English learners oral proficiency in English

Proficiency Levels: Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate, Early Advanced, and Advanced

Comprehensive assessment of listening and speaking skillsassesses vocabulary, comprehension, syntax, and verbal expression

To provide diagnostic information for program planning

Administered individually and scored as students are being tested

Ideal for placement into ELD programs such as

Standardized scores (scaled scores, percentiles, NCEs) for flexible score use

To monitor progress and growth in English language development

To provide placement information for instructional programs

Written and normed according to American Psychological Association (APA) standards

Carousel of IDEAS/Champion of IDEAS

Up-to-date norms reflect current population of test-takers

To test language minority students for initial identification and redesignation

IPT II: Also normed on sixth graders; convenient for middle schools with grades 6-8

Raw scores, IPT Proficiency Levels, and Designations

Examiner script and acceptable student responses are printed in the test booklet, or online if testing using the OnlineIPT

Diagnostic profile to evaluate students strengths and weaknesses relative to other students scoring at the same test level

Pre-IPT: Designed for the preschool child who is not used to taking tests, the Pre-IPT centers around a story, giving young students a low-anxiety context in which to demonstrate their language abilities

IPT I and II English: Alternate forms for pre- and post-testing; either form may be used for initial identification or redesignation

Sample items at the beginning of the test designed to help students become comfortable with test format

Designations: Non-, Limited, and Fluent

Immediate resultsno outside scoring necessary; no complicated formulas to compute

Quick, accurate, and easy to administer


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