Use this discussion thread to post your response to the question below from the ELL-U online course, Second Language Acquisition: Myths, Beliefs, and What the Research Shows. Please share your comments and feedback on the course.
I am part of a new International Department at our Community College and I need to determine how to assess the proficiency level of new International Students. Or college uses COMPASS as the admission test, so if an International Student can pass this test, they will start in college level classes. The ESL program for pre-college part-time students uses CASAS.
What language assessments programs are you aware of? How do you place new International Students in classes on your campus?
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