Features of an online English language testing interface

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This paper describes an online English language proficiency testing platform that uses Moodle- hosted selected and open response questions along with other useful features. These features include enhanced test security settings aided by the Safe Exam Browser; an embedded MP3 player for listening skills; and a split screen mode for reading tests. The paper highlights significant elements of this particular approach to testing as they apply to formal high-stakes e-exams (testing of learning) and for continuous assessment (testing for learning). Snapshots of sample online test materials illustrate these features. Issues of concern in the field of web-based, computer-assisted assessment will be discussed in light of experience gained from a recent pilot study in which this interface was used in a series of mock exams in 2015.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication ASCILITE 2015 - Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015Perth30 November 2015 through 3 December 2015
Editors T. Reiners, B. R. von Konsky, D. Gibson, V. Chang, L. Irving, K. Clarke
PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Moodle
  • Web-based testing interface
  • High-stakes testing
  • Technology-enhanced language assessment


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