About the ESOL - Initial and Diagnostic Assessments
The bksb Initial Assessment for ESOL has been designed to identify ESOL learners’ levels in the three skills of reading, writing and listening. The assessment is interactive and self-marking, which means that learners receive feedback on their results as soon as they have completed the assessment.
The assessment is mapped to the Department for Innovation, universities and Skills (DIUS) ESOL core curriculum, and will assess a learner’s level from Pre-Entry to Level 2. It will also map to the equivalent levels in the IELTS, CEF and TOEIC.
Upon completion of the Initial Assessment, the learner is able to complete Diagnostic Assessments at the appropriate levels in reading and writing. The Diagnostics provide a percentage score and produce an interactive Individual Learning Plan (ILP), which highlights skill gaps and directs the learner to the appropriate Learning Resources they need in order to fill those gaps.
Fully interactive and self-marking assessments in reading, writing and listening
The bksb Initial Assessment and Diagnostics in ESOL for reading, writing and listening cover a range of levels from Pre-Entry to Level 2, and are fully interactive and self-marking.
Mapped to the DIUS core curriculum
The bksb Initial Assessment in ESOL is mapped to the DIUS core curriculum, which highlights the product’s relevance to national standards in the UK.
Consistent with equivalent levels in the IELTS, CEF and TOEIC
The bksb ESOL - Initial Assessment is consistent with IELTS, CEF and TOEIC, which means that any feedback given is relevant to ESOL tests you take with these providers.
In-depth tracking and reporting
The ESOL - Initial and Diagnostic Assessments provide a valuable tracking and reporting functionality for tutors and managers. This is incredibly powerful in lesson planning, learner management and for inspection evidence. Download our pdf and find out more about tracking and reporting.
Links to an individual learning plan and learning resources
One of the key benefits of the bksb ESOL - Initial Assessment and Diagnostic is that it links to an Individual Learning Plan for the learner. They can also access a variety of learning resources to help them improve their performance.
Outstanding technical support
As the bksb Initial Assessment and Diagnostics in ESOL is fully hosted, we save you all the usual hassle of installation, set-up and maintenance. In addition, all bksb customers receive full technical support by phone, email and web at no extra cost.