With OWL version 4.1 our developers have gone beyond introducing new features and improving functionality; they have launched a whole new way to build your tests.
Using Online Assessments to Manage International Recruiting | Faced with today’s challenging economic climate, recruiters can feel like they are walking a tightrope when it comes to managing the candidate selection process. This is particularly true for international recruiting where there continue to be more applicants applying for fewer openings.
Global Testing Company, Berlitz, is Now Using OWL Testing Software to Deliver English Proficiency Testing for the Government of Columbia | Berlitz, and its language-testing division, Second Language Testing, Inc (SLTI), are now using the OWL Test Management System. Berlitz recently purchased an OWL Test Management System site license to deliver English proficiency exams for one of their large customers, the government of Colombia. Through OWL, they are assessing the English-speaking capabilities of thousands of employment candidates who are bilingual speakers of English.
The Yale University Center for Language Study has Installed the OWL Test Management System for Online Language Assessments in more than 200 Different Languages.
The University of California Riverside Extension selects the OWL Test Management System for International Education Programs
West Virginia University is using the OWL Test Management System to deliver English-Speaking Proficiency Testing
With this latest version, OWL is migrating to a data warehouse storage and retrieval model. This model affords OWL users increased speed and flexibility and offers many reporting enhancements.
Australian Professional Training Firm using OWL Test Management System to Deliver Certification Exams and Practice Activities
So much emphasis and effort is placed upon flashy presentation and delivery, the adventure. Little thought is given to the data collected, or what I see as the treasure. If collected and stored properly, the data gathered by a test management system is a powerful tool that improves learning and outcomes across an organization. Whether you are trying to improve a student’s ability to speak a language, learn a discipline, or if you are trying to find the right employee for your team or certify a candidate's knowledge; the data is critical to your success. Your ability to look at the data collected over the long term is the key to quantitatively improve your outcomes and reach your goals.
This article describes the differences between proficiency testing and achievement testing especially as it relates to rubrics tied to the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Scale and SOPI-type assessments.