Inside Out Full Placement Test

Inside Out Full Placement Test



INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE New Inside Out FULL PLACEMENT TEST

The New Inside Out QUICK and FULL placement tests have been designed to be used for placing students into groups corresponding to the six levels of the series. Students with no previous knowledge of English at all would not normally be required to take either test. Please note: both the QUICK and FULL tests are graded to test items that are progressively more difficult.

New Inside Out FULL TEST CONTENTS

The New Inside Out FULL test tests structures, vocabulary, reading and writing. It has a maximum score of 100 marks. There are 76 multiple-choice items (the same 36 structure and 24 vocabulary questions as in the QUICK test, plus 16 reading items). Each of these items are worth one mark. There are also an additional 24 points available for the test’s writing items (8 marks each). Like the QUICK test, the FULL test becomes progressively more difficult.

Marking the New Inside Out FULL PLACEMENT TEST

Each correct answer is worth 1 mark.

Marking the writing items in the New Inside Out FULL PLACEMENT TEST

Use the marking criteria below to give a score out of 8. While the same scale is used to assess the students’ performance for all three writing tasks, a greater degree of sophistication, range and accuracy is required as the test progresses.

MARKING CRITERIA

8          Complete, accurate and appropriate. 7          No more than one omission, mainly accurate, rarely inappropriate. 5–6      No more than one omission, minor inaccuracies, sometimes inappropriate. 3–4      Several omissions, noticeable inaccuracies, often inappropriate. 1–2      Many omissions, mainly inaccurate, mostly inappropriate. 0          Too little or too incomprehensible to mark. TIMING = Total of 2 hours for all sections See breakdown of timing for each section below Sections 1, 2, & 3 (questions 1-25): 20 minutes / 1 mark for each correct answer Section 4 writing: 20 minutes (80-100 words) / 8 marks (see criteria for marking writing above) Sections 5, 6 & 7 (questions 34-58): 20 minutes / 1 mark for each correct answer Section 8 writing: 20 minutes (150-200 words)/ 8 marks (see criteria for marking writing above) Sections 9, 10 & 11 (questions 67-92): 20 minutes / 1 mark for each correct answer Section 12 writing: 30 minutes (200-220 words) / 8 marks (see criteria for marking writing above)

Assessing Students’ Levels

Use the FULL placement test conversion table to assess the level of your students. Students placement according to the scores on the FULL placement test is based on the assumption that your students attempt to answer all the questions.

New Inside Out FULL PLACEMENT TEST CONVERSION TABLE

Total Score  Level CEFR Level
0-9 Beginner A1
10–25 Elementary A1+ to A2
26–45 Pre-intermediate A2 + to B1
46–65 Intermediate B1
66–85 Upper-intermediate B2
86–100 Advanced C1

WRITING SECTIONS

Section 4 (26 to 33)

Write a letter or email to your new pen-friend from abroad and introduce yourself. Say where you come from, where you live and give a little information about your family and friends as well as your hobbies and interests. Say how long you have been learning English and how you would like to improve your English. Write 80-100 words.

Section 8 (59 to 66)

You are going to take part in a magazine competition for a story with the title ‘A Perfect Day’. Write your story and use at least three of the following linking words: after, before, then, as soon as, by the time, just as, during, while. Write 150-200 words.

Section 12 (93 to 100)

Write a review of a film you have seen for a local English-language newspaper. Include information about the plot, the acting, the cinematography and anything else you think is relevant. Write 200–220 words.
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