Available Summer 2016

Lexica Arabic™

Vocabulary and Placement Test for Native Speakers of Arabic 

Understanding your students’ Arabic vocabulary levels has never been faster or easier. Lexica Arabic provides the first corpus-based test of Standard Arabic vocabulary. Immediate, valid, and reliable data will help identify language levels of incoming students and show progress over time. Delivered on computer, tablet, or mobile, instantly scored and fun to use, Lexica makes data-informed decisions possible.

Lexica Arabic is based on an innovative and well-researched model for quickly estimating general language proficiency. It is designed to measure receptive word knowledge for native speakers of Arabic. It can also be used as an initial placement test for English speakers who are learning Arabic as a foreign language, and an ongoing measurement of progress in vocabulary growth through the academic year. Designed with either a monolingual or bilingual interface, all instructions are in the native language - only the vocabulary words are in Arabic, making the test accessible to even the earliest level Arabic learners.

 

Lexica Arabic Features:

  • Adaptive test environment
  • Accurate and reliable
  • Bilingual or monolingual interface
  • Computer, tablet and mobile friendly
  • Web-based
  • Takes just 10 minutes
  • Instant results automatically reported

Fast & Easy to Use

Whether taken on a computer or a mobile device, the test takes just 10 minutes with results available immediately upon completion. Results are reported as vocabulary level scores linked to corpus-based word frequency ranges. For placement, cut points are aligned to initial placement recommendations.

 

Built for Education and Workforce

Lexica Arabic has a broad application across the full range of educational institutions and corporate HR departments where language knowledge is a critical component for decisions to be made on entry into an Arabic-medium environment. Quick, easy to administer and affordable, Lexica Arabic will give administrators reliable data to estimate an individual’s general proficiency in Arabic.

 

Easy to Use

Whether taken on a computer, tablet, or mobile device, the test takes just 10 minutes with results available immediately upon completion. For placement, cut points are aligned to initial placement recommendations.

 

Custom Reporting

Reports are available in real time & can be viewed at the student, class and school levels. Report data includes total test time, vocabulary level & placement recommendations. Data can be exported as a CSV file for further analysis in Excel.

Research-Based

Lexica uses a Yes/No vocabulary test format with a computer-adaptive design that samples a vocabulary range covering the 10,000 most frequently occurring words in English. This format for measuring language learners’ receptive vocabulary knowledge has been shown to correlate well with general communicative proficiency across the four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.