BrainPOP ELL provides a sequence of 90 individual lessons addressing English language learning–from beginning to advanced. The grammar and vocabulary lessons are organized in three proficiency levels, each containing six units. That’s a lot of lessons! So where should each student begin?
The placement test assesses individual student’s language proficiency and uses the results to identify which of the following BrainPOP ELL level and unit to begin with:
|BrainPOP ELL Designation||WIDA ELD Levels||Tesol ELP Levels||CEFR Levels|
|Level 1, Units 1-3:
|1 - Entering||1 - Starting||A1 - Basic|
|Level 1, Units 4-6:
|2 - Emerging||2 - Emerging||A2|
|Level 2, Units 1-3:
|3 - Developing||3 - Developing||B1 - Independent|
|Level 2, Units 4-6:
|4 - Expanding||4 - Expanding||B2|
|Level 3, Units 1-3:
|5 - Bridging||5 - Bridging||C1 - Proficient|
|Level 3, Units 4-6:
|6 - Reaching||C2|
The questions assess receptive language skills through listening and reading tasks, all with accompanying visuals. For listening, students must listen to the passage before they are able to select an answer. They may listen to each passage twice. The length of the listening and reading passages increases as students advance through the placement test.
The assessment contains six subtests, aligned to the BrainPOP ELL designations in the table above. When a student answers one third or more of the questions in a subtest incorrectly, the assessment is complete. A result screen appears with a certificate indicating the student’s placement level within BrainPOP ELL.
When a teacher assigns the placement test, the results appear on the Teacher Dashboard. The results can also be emailed to a teacher or printed. Depending on how far the student progresses, testing time ranges from 10 to 40 minutes.
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