Natmal, in partnership with MetaMetrics released the E-LQ Assessment, the first English Reading Comprehension Assessment in Korea, that reports a Lexile measure. The E-LQ Assessment allows Korean students to use Lexile measures to compare their English reading ability with native students in the U.S. and other English-speaking nations. E-LQ Assessment also stands out for its culturally adjusted test items and reading passages, taking into consideration the reality of English education in Korea conducted at the elementary, middle and high school level. In addition to providing the Lexile measure as the overall reading ability of the test taker, it also provides each test takers with the “field achievement” in his/hers reading ability, giving a separate assessment on the 4 field of content areas (literature, art & humanities, social science, and natural science) that were evenly incorporated into the assessment’s reading passages and items.
The E-LQ Assessment is administered in five levels (Elementary Level, Pre-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Post-Intermediate Level and Advanced Level) and is open to a wide range of applicants from fifth grade students to university students and the general public. The Assessment is administered in both the traditional offline method (PBT: Paper Based Test) and the computer based online method (CBT: Computer Based Test), and are appropriate for both individual and group administration settings.
Progress in English (PIE) assessment for seven to 11 year olds.
GL Assessment, in partnership with MetaMetrics has brought The Lexile® Framework for Reading to the UK with the enhancement of its Progress in English (PIE) assessment for seven to 11 year olds. Highly successful in the US for boosting children's achievement in literacy, the Lexile Framework allows for more detailed grading of text than a reading age or key stage level indicators that are widely used by schools and publishers today. The 400,000 UK children who currently take PIE tests each year are able to benefit from the Lexile Framework straight away.
Schools using either the paper or the digital version of GL Assessment's PIE test to assess their pupils' reading skills are able to convert raw scores for reading comprehension to a Lexile measure. Teachers can then enter these measures into the online UK Lexile Book Database at www.improvemyreading.co.uk to create personalized reading lists that match each pupil's individual reading ability and interests, rather than by age alone. It is hoped that this will change the way schools support the development of literacy skills across the curriculum and encourage children to read more for pleasure.
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The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world. Non-native English speakers take the test to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English in colleges and universities. ETS and MetaMetrics offer an easy-to-use, free tool that matches TOEFL iBT Reading section scores with Lexile measures. Matching a TOEFL iBT Reading score with a Lexile measure makes it easier for test takers to find materials and practice reading in order to improve their skills and prepare for advanced academic coursework.
Read more at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) site , or enter your TOEFL score to use Lexile resources at the Lexile TOEFL page
ETS: TOEFL® Junior™ Test More recently, ETS announced that young English language learners who take the new TOEFL Junior test will receive Lexile measures to support their reading practice. The score report will include students’ reading section score matched with a Lexile measure and a link to www.lexile.com/toefljunior, where they can build reading lists based on their ability and interests.
ETS: Test of English in Communication (TOEIC) is the global standard for measuring workplace English-language communication skills. MetaMetrics partnered with ETS and the Institute for International Business Communication (IIBC) to make Lexile measures available exclusively for TOEIC test takers in Japan. Test takers who register for IIBC’s TOEIC Internet Services can also sign up for the free Lexile English Reading Guide, which allows them to match their TOEIC reading score with a Lexile measure and find recommended books and articles at the right level to support their reading practice. TOEIC Internet Services members are also eligible for a discounted rate for a 3-month Engaging English membership.
Click here for more information and to register for TOEIC Internet Services on the IIBC website. Additional information on the TOEIC tests and other services provided by the TOEIC Program is available on the ETS website at www.ets.org/toeic.
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