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.

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Why choose bksb ESOL - Initial and Diagnostic Assessments?

  • bksb is fully interactive and self-marking assessments in reading, writing and listening.
  • Assessments are mapped to the DIUS core curriculum.
  • bksb is consistent with equivalent levels  in the IELTS, CEF and TOEIC.
  • Software links to an Individual Learning Plan and Learning Resources.
  • We provide outstanding technical support.

About bksb licencing and pricing

  • bksb solutions are sold on an annual licence basis as standard. More flexible options are also available.
  • We benchmark against competitors to ensure our products are the best value available.
  • There are absolutely no hidden costs with bksb - just a simple, easy-to-understand per learner, per annum price.
  • Tutors, administrators and managers can access bksb at no additional cost.
  • If you would like to find out more about our pricing and licencing, simply get in touch for an informal chat with one of our friendly team.

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