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EMPLOYEE ASSESSMENT & TESTING
Employers in both the public and private sectors are compensating bilingual employees for the added value their language fluency brings to the workplace. It is important that employers have a clearly defined compensation policy and procedure in place. SRJC Workforce Training’s assessment service supports employers with this task:
Typically the oral test is interactive; the employee being tested uses the language in a simulated setting. The test measures the employee’s language skills in the areas of pronunciation, complexity of sentence structure, expressing abstract ideas, use of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, ability to describe events and sustain and bring complicated communications to closure.
BENEFITS OF SPANISH ASSESSMENT
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
Many employers experience an increase in productivity when they teach their English-as-a-Second Language employees English. Our services begin with an assessment of employees’ English skill levels. The assessment includes three components:
The Grammar assessment is multiple choice. Individuals are allowed 45 minutes to complete it. This is usually administered to a group of employees at the same time.
The Essay component is customized to the workplace. An example might be to write a paragraph describing what the individual does in his/her job. The individuals are given 30 minutes to complete this component.
The Oral component is also customized. Typically, each individual is asked three job-related questions. This takes approximately five minutes.
The instructors who evaluate the assessments have been trained to interpret them and place the individuals in the appropriate level of ESL for reading, comprehension, and conversation.
After the assessment, the company is given a summary report of the results. Based on the skill level of the employees, courses are designed to teach English in a way that incorporates workplace vocabulary and everyday scenarios.
BENEFITS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
BASIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Many companies find they need to supplement the basic math and English skills of their employees. The skill level of employees is first assessed using a standardized, three-hour, adult-level math and English test. (It is a helpful placement tool as well as a measurement of success after the course.) The test results are presented to the company in a summary report.
Courses are designed for the appropriate skill level of the employees, using work-related examples and materials.
BENEFITS OF BASIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT
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