ISLPR Other Tests
  • Tests real life language
  • Uses formal item types like ‘tick the box’ or ‘fill gaps’, unrelated to real life language use
  • Adaptive: content of each test matches the candidates interests and needs
  • Single, predetermined content and item types. The same for everyone
  • Tests may be specialised for general, academic, vocational or other purposes
  • Single model for all purposes
  • Quick turnaround of results
  • Often long delays before results are received
  • Tests are booked to suit individual candidates and testers
  • Fixed dates for everyone, non-negotiable. Often with delays
  • One-to-one testing and tutoring
  • Mass tests
  • Item types reflecting how individuals use language
  • Formal item types for mass administration
  • Personalised
  • “One size fits all”