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Entry Test - Examiner's Guide

Guide for Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing tests with answers

Module based - 4 guides, each with tests for 12 topics

Mark Allocation Table for each module tested

Master Marking Sheet for each module tested
Entry Test - Student Booklet

Student activities for Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing tests

Module based - 4 booklets

Full Color
Exit Test

Student activities for Speaking, Reading, Writing tests

Module based (16 test books)

Writing script guide and stroke order

Blackline master sheets for student assessment

Flashcards, picture cards, word cards, story resources

The Choral English College (CEC) English Program Entry Tests are designed to be a viable placement test to allow students to be allocated to a CEC English Program module that will cater to their language needs.

There are four Entry Tests, each covering four modules of the CEC English Program. These tests, while topic-based, are designed to assess the level of a student's English ability in the four macro skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as knowledge of vocabulary, pronunciation, spelling, grammar, sentence construction, and use of structures and functions common to the English language. The student can then be placed in the appropriate class commensurate with their skills.

The four macro skills are tested separately at each level and each sub test has specific mark allocations. The information below gives a general description, only, of the content of the sub tests.


Initially, the examiner will engage the student in general English conversation, focusing on greetings. The conversation tasks that follow become more complex in the use of the English language with less guidance by the examiner.


Reading tests range from simple word recognition to reading a variety of texts so that the student can complete sentences, recount stories and answer comprehension questions.


The student will be tested initially with basic tasks such as writing letters of the English alphabet and individual words. Complexity will be increased with cloze exercises, sentence completion, compiling lists and writing short paragraphs.


The student will be asked to listen carefully to the examiner in order that they can give suitable responses to tasks including following directions.

Entry Test Report and Recommendation for Placement

The examiner will complete the Entry Test Report, which is given to the student's parents. The Report content is compiled from the raw data gathered during the testing period. The examiner will assign a rating for the student's performance, in each part of each sub test, along the continuum:

Unfamiliar  |  Experiencing Difficulty  |  Moderate Achievement  |  Proficient

In the first instance, the Exit Tests are designed to assess a student's progress across a module. They are administered at the conclusion of the teaching of three topics (end of the module) of the Choral English College English Program.

At the end of a module, each student is tested to determine the level of achievement across three topics. At the conclusion of the test week, each student is awarded a Module Certificate which details their performance on the Tests.

In line with the Weekly Achievement Booklet grading, students are graded according to the following scale:

ED Experiencing Difficulty
MA Moderate Achievement
SA Satisfactory Achievement
HA High Achievement
VHA Very High Achievement

The Exit Tests are composed of three sections as follows.

Part A Short conversation with the teacher - Modules 1 to 16
Part B Picture card recognition - Modules 1 to 16
Reading - Modules 9 to 16
Grapheme Recognition and associated Phoneme Production - Modules 1 to 16
Part C Written Test - Modules 1 to 16

Each part of this assessment is weighted equally in the overall achievement of each student.

Part A - Short Conversation with the Teacher

The conversation is teacher-directed and assesses both the listening and speaking skills of the student. It should include questions covering the full range of topics covered in the module.

Part B - Picture Card Recognition and Reading

The vocabulary recognition exercise is also teacher-directed and has been included as a way in which to check knowledge of vocabulary.

1. Modules 1 to 8 - Picture Card Recognition
This test assesses graphophonic knowledge.
2. Modules 9 to 16 - Flashcard recognition and reading
This test assesses vocabulary knowledge across the whole module and reading:

- accuracy

- fluency

- intonation

- semantics

- expression; and

- graphophonic knowledge

Grapheme Recognition and Associated Phoneme Production

This assessment is used to test the student's ability to recognize graphemes within words and an associated sound.

Part C - Written Test

The written test is designed to assess the student's ability to read, comprehend and write English. Attention is paid to accuracy of answers, spelling knowledge, correct script and letter formation and the use of a variety of vocabulary.