Placement assessments are a key factor in the success of a program. The most effective placement tools are tailored to the program they are designed for, incorporating the context, vocabulary and level of language appropriate to the program.
The purpose of this tool is to guide ESL literacy program providers in developing an effective in-house placement tool. It includes five parts:
guidelines for oral interviews
guidelines for an oral reading component
guidelines for a reading and writing component
This tool can by used by ESL literacy program administrators and ESL literacy curriculum designers.