Presentation on theme: "What is CPT An online adaptive test Covers Listening, Reading and Language Knowledge Place candidates at all levels of the Common European Framework of."— Presentation transcript:
What is CPT An online adaptive test Covers Listening, Reading and Language Knowledge Place candidates at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre-A1 – C2
ScoreCEFR level 90-100C2 (Mastery) 75-89C1 (Effective proficiency) 60-74B2 (Vantage) 40-59B1 (Threshold) 20-39A2 (Waystage) 10-19A1 (Breakthrough) 0-9Pre-A1 Results are reported as an overall score on a scale of 0-100, indicating the level on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre-A1 – C2. Results
MinimumRecommended ProcessorPentium® II 450 MHzPentium III 800 MHz RAM256 MB512 MB Free hard drive space2 GB4 GB Screen resolution1024 x 7681280 x 1024 Operating systemWindows® 2000 ProWindows XP Pro or later Internet connection512 kbps1 Mbps Internet Explorerv 6v 7 Adobe Acrobat®v 6v 6 or later Adobe Flash Player®v 9.0v 10.0 or later Java Runtime Environmentv 5v 6 OtherSound card and headphones Technical Requirements Technical Requirements for PCs
Technical Requirements You can download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayerhttp://get.adobe.com/flashplayer You can download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment from http://www.java.comhttp://www.java.com Applications to Download
This tool will automatically inform you if your computer has the correct technical specifications to run the test. http://www.cambridgeesol.org/tools/diagnostic/ Technical Requirements Diagnostic Tools
This tool will automatically inform you if your computer has sufficient bandwidth to be able to run the test. http://www.cambridgeesol.org/tools/bandwidth/ Technical Requirements Bandwidth Checker
Technical Requirements Configuring Internet Explorer on Candidate’s PC 1.In Internet Explorer 7, open the Tools menu and choose Internet Options. 2.On the Security tab, click the “Trusted sites” icon and then the Sites button. 3.In the “Add this Web site to the zone” field, type the following address: www.cpt.cambridgetest.org 5.Click the Add button. 6.Click the Close button. 7.If the Default Level button is enabled, click it. 8.With “Trusted sites” still selected, move the slider in the lower part of the Internet Options box to the Medium-Low position. (The setting applies only to the websites in your Trusted Sites security zone.) 9.Click the OK button.
Technical Requirements Adjust the Pop-Up Blocker Setting 1.In Internet Explorer 7, open the Tools menu and choose Internet Options. 2.On the Privacy tab, in the Pop-Up Blocker section, click Settings. 3.In the “Address of website to allow” field, type the following address: www.cpt.cambridgetest.org 4.Click the Close button. 5.Click the OK button.
1.On Candidate PCs, the Cambridge English Placement Test needs to be able to clear the local clipboard to help prevent Candidates copying and printing questions. (The following procedure applies only to sites in the Trusted Sites zone.) 2.On Candidate PCs, in Internet Explorer 7, open the Tools menu and choose Internet Options. 3.On the Security tab, select Trusted Sites and click the Custom Level button. 4.Scroll down to the Scripting section (near the bottom). 5.Under “Allow Programmatic clipboard access”, select Enable. (In Internet Explorer 6, this option is called “Allow paste operations via script”.) 6.Click the OK button. 7.Click the OK button again. Technical Requirements Allow Access to Local Clipboard
30 minutes to do the test. No set number of questions for you to answer but you must answer enough for your English language level to be calculated. The progress bar on the right of the screen shows you whether you are moving through the test quickly enough. The test begins with Reading and Use of English tasks and then has Listening tasks. You will need headphones for the Listening tasks. Instructions for Candidates
Demo Test Try a demo test. http://www.democpt.cambridgetest.org/cptApp/d emoTest.html?method=languageSelection The tutorial shows how to answer different question types. To take the demo test, enter the token DEMCPTE1. Please note that the demo test is not adaptive and does not give a score.