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What are Placement Tests?

Full details of the Placement Tests are found in the 2005 Placement Tests Brochure and click here to get information about Order Form.

Placement Tests provide an independent measure of student achievement at the end of primary school and early in secondary school. The tests identify strengths and weaknesses of students in English. This is valuable for schools that need diagnostic information about new or existing students and school applicants.

Placement Tests assists schools in identifying gifted and talented students.

Placement Tests also provide a good baseline assessment of students in their first year of high school.

Comprehensive feedback on the tests is provided to schools within a short period of time in either paper or disk format. Schools are provided with individual student result letters.

There are three variations to Placement Tests.

GENERAL for Years 6/7 or Years 7/8  is for general placement of students into secondary school.

SCHOLARSHIP for Years 6/7 or  Years is for secondary schools to identify gifted and talented students for scholarship purposes.

SECONDARY for Years 7/8 or Years 8/9 is designed for monitoring student performance in the early years of secondary schools.

Who develops Placement Tests?

Placement Tests are developed by the International English Education Assessment Committee (IEEAC) at IEERA.

IEEAC is a prime provider of English educational measurement and assessment services in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific region. It has been involved in English educational measurement since 1958 and is the largest independent provider of school assessments in the world.

IEEAC also provides services to a range of clients in the higher education, government and private sectors. The annual International English Competitions in English are the most widely known activities of IEEAC.

What are the purposes of the Placement Tests?

The purposes of Placement Tests include:

  • providing an independent and objective measure of student performance
  • helping to identify a student's relative strengths and weaknesses
  • assisting in the development of diagnostic profiles of student achievement
  • identifying gifted and talented students.

Placement Tests Details

Placement Tests are designed to provide diagnostic information for students of all ability levels.
Placement Tests comprise the following subtests:

  • ENGLISH 40 items 40 marks 35 minutes
  • WRITING 150200 words 40 marks 30 minutes

Placement Indicators

General and Secondary Placement Tests can be used to:

  • rank students to facilitate the placement of students into classes
  • identify individual student strengths and weaknesses.

Scholarship Indicators

Scholarship Placement Tests have been specifically constructed to assess scholarship applicants. The tests are able to:

  • rank students according to their performance in individual subtests and their overall performance
  • discriminate effectively between students in the top of the ability range
  • assist with the identification of gifted and talented students.

School Feedback

Schools receive school-based comparative data approximately three weeks after students take the tests. Test population comparative data is provided once most of the students have sat the test in June 2005.

School Report

The comprehensive school report includes:

  • means and standard deviations for each subtest and the tests as a whole
  • frequency distributions for each subtest and the tests as a whole
  • individual student performance for each subtest and the complete tests listed in order of merit and alphabetically
  • an item analysis report including answers, percentages of students who answered each question correctly and a description of the skill assessed by each question.

Comparative Report

The comparative report includes:

  • statistical analyses of the test as a whole and of each subtest, comparing the school's performance with the total test population
  • indication of the relative strengths and weaknesses of students
  • frequency distributions of scores for the tests as a whole and each subtest for the test population.

Student Feedback

Schools receive individual student reports detailing their individual results. The reports give the mark, percentile rank, questions answered correctly and school average for each subtest.


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