CERTIFICAAT NEDERLANDS
ALS VREEMDE TAAL (CNaVT)
Developing a test bank for
task-based language
assessment
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Catholic University
of Leuven
University of
Amsterdam
TBLT Leuven – september 2005
Six profile exams
 Tourist and informal language proficiency
(PTIT)
 Societal language proficiency (PMT)
 Professional language proficiency (PPT)
 Academic language proficiency (PAT)
 Language proficiency in practical
professions (PTPB)
 Language proficiency in higher education
(PTHO)
C2
C1
B2
B1
A2
A1
PTIT
PMT
PTPB
PPT
PAT
PTHO
CNaVT-exams
 Administered worldwide
 Functional and task-based exams
 From language needs to language profiles
Need for information
 Inform on:
– Content of the exam(s)
– Organisation of the exam(s)
– Administration of the exam(s)
Via different means of communication
Tools
 Video/DVD
 Website
TEST BANK
www.cnavt.org
Test bank – goals
- Provide information on intermediary
assessment
- Gain insight in the learning process
- Situate performance in CEFR/ALTE
- Inform about different aspects of
assessment
Searching the test bank
 Skills
 Level
 Profile
Exemplary Query 1
 Profile: PAT
http://www.cnavt.org
Exemplary Query 2
 Skill: integrated language skill
Exemplary Query 3
 Level: A1
CEFR
Advanced user
C2
C1
Independent
user
B2
B1
Beginner
A2
A1
Exemplary Query 4
 Search by using multiple criteria
ToetsTip
 To inform on various aspects of the
process of assessment
 To stimulate interaction
http://www.cnavt.org
Food for thought
Plans for the future
- Keeping room for improvement
- An ongoing task
- Integrating new ideas
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