The Pilot Benchmark Assessment (English)

David CONIAM, Peter FALVEY

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Abstract

This chapter covers the Pilot Benchmark Assessment (English) (PBAE)—the test bed for all the constructs, their benchmarks and the associated assessment instruments which were developed in the two and a half years prior to its administration. The background to the exercise and the formation of the sample are first discussed. After this, a brief analysis of each test component is provided. The chapter rounds off with a brief description of test takers’ reactions to the tests (analysis of certain questions, as well as a digest of written comments, from the post-test questionnaire, together with a discussion of key issues from the qualitative interviews that were conducted with about 10% of the test-taking cohort). Copyright © 2018 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-stakes testing: The impact of the LPATE on English language teachers in Hong Kong
EditorsDavid CONIAM, Peter FALVEY
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages105-124
ISBN (Electronic)9789811063589
ISBN (Print)9789811063572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Coniam, D., & Falvey, P. (2018). The Pilot Benchmark Assessment (English). In D. Coniam & P. Falvey (Eds.), High-stakes testing: The impact of the LPATE on English language teachers in Hong Kong (pp. 105-124). Singapore: Springer.