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8. Items in the assessment tool


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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

 

 

The Vocabulary Assessment draws from a bank of around 200 items, selected from internationally recognised word lists including the General Services List (GSL), Academic Word List (AWL) and British National Corpus (BNC). These words represent the 7000 most used word families.

  • All items have been trialled with New Zealand learners, including learners who have English as an additional language.
  • The items are either multi-choice, where the learner selects a synonym for a word or words underlined in a sentence, or they are asked to select an image that illustrates the meaning of a word.
  • Because the tool is designed to assess receptive vocabulary, learners can either read or listen to the items. The tool is not designed to assess decoding.

 

 

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