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YLE revisions

January 2018

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• Why we’ve made the changes

• What the changes are

• Support and preparation materials

• Plans for the launch campaign

• Questions

Overview

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• Angela Wright, Global Manager Schools, Business and

Marketing

• Lynne Stevenson, Assessment Group Manager,

Assessment

• Maggie Dunlop, Senior Research Manager, Research

and Thought Leadership

• Jenny Mutlu-Collins, Marketing Support Manager,

Cambridge Exams Publishing

Your presenters

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Revision process timeline

2015

Tell

publishers

2015-16

Develop and trial

assessment criteria

2015-16

Develop and trial results reporting

Up until now

2015

Develop test specs and do

trialling

2014

Market research

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Revision process timeline

Jan

2017

Announce changes

Feb + May 2017

Webinars for teachers

May 2017

Provide launch events

package

From May 2017

Run launch events

Jan 2018

Launch

From now until launch

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WHY WE’VE MADE THE

CHANGES

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• Keep YLE relevant to the evolving needs of learners and schools

• Incorporate evolving approaches to curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for young learners

• Position YLE more closely with Main Suite as part of the language learning journey throughout school and beyond

• Remain competitive

Why we’ve made the changes

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48%

45%

28%

27%

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20%

19%

6%

5%

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3%

2%

The appropriateness of topics

The variety of topics

The amount of preparation materialsavailable

The quality of the free preparationmaterials available from the Cambridge

English website

The look and feel of the exam

Satisfaction with Cambridge English: Young Learners

Very satisfied Quite satisfiedNeither satisfied nor dissatisfied Quite dissatisfied

Survey to CEMs, Heads of English, Teachers

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Q50 How satisfied are you with how Cambridge English: Young Learners results are reported?

Base for Q50: All respondents (n=724).

23% 41% 12% 15% 10%

Satisfaction with Results Reporting

Very satisfied Quite satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Quite dissatisfied Very dissatisfied

Survey to CEMs, Heads of English, Teachers

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WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?

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• New Part 1 task

Starters changes and rationale

Listening

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Starters – new Listening task

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• Part 1 now has both plural and

singular nouns

• Part 4 semi-factual text instead

of a riddle

Starters changes and rationale

Reading and Writing

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• Candidate now asked name

• Part 1 is a conflation of old Parts 1

and 2

• Additional question added to

Speaking Part 2 (Tell me

about …)

Starters changes and rationale

Speaking

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• New Listening Part 3 task

• Drawing item dropped from

Part 5

Movers changes and rationale

Listening

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Movers – new Listening task Part 3

– 5 questions –

Mrs First is telling Paul about the people in her family. What is each person doing now? Listen and write a letter in each box. There is one example.

her son

B

her uncle

her daughter

her cousin

her brother

her sister

A B

C D

E F

G H

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• Task order has been changed

• Total number of questions has been reduced

• Current Part 2 has been removed

• Part 6 is a new Writing task

Movers changes and rationale

Reading and Writing

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Movers – new Reading and Writing task

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• Candidate now asked name and age

• Part 2 story task now has title and names of characters

Movers changes and rationale

Speaking

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• Drawing item dropped from

Part 5

Flyers changes and rationale

Listening

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• Task order has been changed

• Current Part 2 has been removed

• Part 7 is a new Writing task

Flyers changes and rationale

Reading and Writing

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Flyers – new Reading and Writing task

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• Candidate now asked name, family name and age

• Part 3 story task now has title and names of characters

Flyers changes and rationale

Speaking

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Wordlist changes

Which one of these words has not been added to the Starters wordlist?

A enormous

B fantastic

C skateboard

D tablet

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Wordlist changes and rationale

Total words Starters Movers Flyers

2011 466 358 (824) 471 (1295)

2018 497 401 (898) 513 (1411)

+ 6.25% + 8.25% + 8.23%

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Wordlist changes

Which one of these words has not been added to the Starters wordlist?

A enormous

B fantastic

C skateboard

D tablet

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• Movers

– Can write short, simple, isolated phrases

about everyday topics and concrete situations

• Flyers

– Can write a short message on a postcard or in

an email

Writing assessment changes and rationale

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Speaking assessment changes and rationale

Vocabulary and grammar Range Control Extent Cohesion

Pronunciation Individual sounds (Word) stress Intonation

Interaction Reception/responding Support required Fluency/promptness

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Results reporting changes and rationale

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Results reporting changes and rationale

Strengths

Areas

to work

on

Ideas for what to do

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• Question papers – very few changes – New Starters and Movers Listening tasks

– New Movers and Flyers Writing tasks

– More opportunity to speak during speaking tests

– Less anxiety

• Assessment criteria – New mark schemes for Movers and Flyers writing tasks

– Updated speaking assessment criteria

• Results reporting – Developing a new statement of results

Changes and rationale - summary

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SUPPORT AND PREPARATION

MATERIALS

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Support and preparation materials - free

Jan 2017

• New sample

tests

• Word lists

• Handbook for

teachers

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Support and preparation materials - free

April 2017

• Brief exam guide

• Information for

parents and

teachers

• Word list picture

books

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April 2017

• Classroom posters and activities

• Progress charts

• Lesson plans

Support and preparation materials - free

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Aug 2017

• Updated speaking test videos

Support and preparation materials - free

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OFFICIAL PREPARATION

MATERIALS

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• Seven-level General English course with official exam preparation

• Includes CLIL projects, phonics and online practice

March 2017

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• Perfect to complement general English courses

• Complete with online activities and Word FUN World app

January 2017

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• Eight stories per level

• Integrated skills practice (including Speaking) prepares students for test tasks

• Comes with Home Fun Booklet

March 2017

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• Practice tests for all three levels of Cambridge English: Young Learners

• Three full-colour tests per book

June 2017

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Information, resources, teaching tips and more

worldoffun.cambridge.org

January 2017

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Transferring from older materials

• New sample tests

• Word lists and picture books

• Speaking Test videos

• World of FUN resources

• Authentic practice test books

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PLANS FOR THE LAUNCH

CAMPAIGN

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Events toolkit:

• Package of presentation, seminar and workshop

materials for schools, teachers and parents

• Advice on running a successful event and toolkit with

template invitations, etc.

• Marketing support package – order banners, balloons,

merchandise and promo materials

Launch campaign

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Package for schools and teachers

Presentation/workshop topic Length

Overview 60 mins

Using Speaking assessment criteria 60 mins

Using Writing assessment criteria 60 mins

Preparing students for new/revised Listening tasks 60 mins

Preparing students for new/revised Reading & Writing

tasks

60 mins

Story-telling 60 mins

How to engage parents in preparing their child for the

tests

30 mins

How to interpret and use results feedback to develop

future teaching

60 mins

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Package for parents

Presentation/workshop topic Length

Overview 60 mins

How to help your child prepare for the test 30 mins

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What are the key benefits of the revised tests?

a) Progression between YLE levels and on to Key for Schools is even clearer.

b) Tasks reviewed to ensure they’re age appropriate, and don’t cause anxiety.

c) Improved alignment to CEFR, giving an even clearer view of a learner’s level.

d) Candidates won’t get shields, just feedback on how to improve.

e) Writing and Speaking marking criteria published so

teachers more confident of students’ readiness for test.

Summary of key benefits of the revised tests

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What are the key benefits of the revised tests?

a) Progression between YLE levels and on to Key for Schools is even clearer.

b) Tasks reviewed to ensure they’re age appropriate, and don’t cause anxiety.

c) Improved alignment to CEFR, giving an even clearer view of a learner’s level.

d) In addition to shields, candidates will get feedback on how to improve.

e) Writing and Speaking marking criteria published so

teachers more confident of students’ readiness for test.

Summary of key benefits of the revised tests

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Questions

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Questions