Adult English Proficiency Assessments - Best Plus | Best Literacy

Print-Based Version

The semi-adaptive print-based version of BEST Plus is available in three parallel forms (A, B, and C) each containing three possible levels (1,2, and 3). The test administrator uses an Examinee Test Booklet and a reusable corresponding Picture Cue Book for each administration.The test takes 3 to 20 minutes, depending on the proficiency level of the examinee.

Examinee Test Booklet
Picture Cue Book
Examinee Test Booklet Picture Cue Book

 

How It Works
Each test begins with a brief set of locator questions delivered and scored by a trained test administrator to determine the level of subsequent test items (level 1, 2, or 3) that are appropriate for the ability level of the examinee. Items are arranged in fixed-form level tests (Levels 1, 2, and 3). After the locator questions have been asked and the score tallied, the test will either end at that point or continue with one of the three levels. 

For example, if the scores on the locator questions warrant level 2, the test administrator asks only the questions in that level. Each response is scored by the test administrator using the BEST Plus Scoring Rubric. Once all questions have been scored, the test ends.

Generating Score Reports
Scores from the semi-adaptive print-based version must be entered into the BEST Plus Score Management Software which calculates the reportable scale score. The scale score is included on the informative score report generated for each examinee.

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