Learning Oriented Assessment and Personalised Practice
Watch the video to find out how a unit of Empower works.
Cambridge English Empower includes a unique assessment package that has been produced by the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment. The rigorous validation process involved over 35,000 trials in 43 countries to ensure that all tests are accurate, meaningful and fair.
Find out more about the test development process at Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Unit Progress Tests
These lead to personalised practice based on test performance. All tests are automatically-marked, including the speaking test which uses advanced voice recognition software to assess pronunciation and fluency.
The progress tests ensure:
- students get practice in the areas they need most
- students and teachers are able to see progress
- learning is tailored to meet individual needs
- learners are kept motivated and engaged
- teachers save time on marking
After students take the Unit Progress tests, they are directed to do extra practice activities based on their test performance. Students who get a low score may be directed to a re-presentation of the language and further exercises, while students with a high score will be taken to extension activities.
Paper-based versions of the unit Progress tests are also available. Please contact your local Cambridge representative or look in the Teacher Resources section of the Cambridge LMS.
Mid and End-of-Course Competency Tests
These skills tests place learners on a CEFR scale to accurately demonstrate their progress in each of the four skills. The speaking test is administered by the teacher, but reading, writing and listening tests are automatically marked.
Paper-based versions of the Competency tests are also available. Please contact your local Cambridge representative or look in the Teacher Resources section of the Cambridge LMS.
Gradebook and Learner Profile
Teachers can see learners' progress at a glance in the Gradebook and see which areas require more focus in class. Students can also track their own improvements in the Learner Profile.
Print tests are also available. These have also been developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Please contact your local Cambridge representative for more information.