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.
|Title of host publication||High-stakes testing: The impact of the LPATE on English language teachers in Hong Kong|
|Editors||David CONIAM, Peter FALVEY|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|