Why the IPT?

The OnlineIPT, an online language assessment platform based on the IPT Oral and the IPT Reading & Writing tests can offer districts and educators quicker, easier, and more convenient ways to administer and score tests.

The OnlineIPT Oral can be used to:

Click on each link above to learn more about the OnlineIPT Oral's features.

OnlineIPT Reading and Writing Tests

Like the paper-based IPT tests, the OnlineIPT Reading and Writing Tests are group administered. Students begin by taking the entire IPT Reading Test and Part 1 of the IPT Writing Test online. Next, parts 2 and 3 of the OnlineIPT Writing Test (also known as “productive writing parts”) are printed out for students and administered on paper. These productive writing parts are reviewed and scored by a trained rater. Once the productive writing parts have been rated, the examiner can then enter the scores of the productive writing parts into the OnlineIPT system and designations will automatically be generated.



How the OnlineIPT Works
With proper training, any qualified school personnel can administer the OnlineIPT tests quickly and easily. Based on student test results, educators can tailor their instruction to help their English language learners achieve success.

How It Works:

  1. Districts choosing to use the OnlineIPT instead of test booklets are assigned a username and password.
  2. Information regarding the district and students are entered or imported into the system by district personnel.
  3. Oral tests are administered and scored instantly.Scores are recorded using the online platform.
  4. Parts 2 and 3 of the OnlineIPT Writing Tests must be scored by trained raters. Scores are then entered into the online platform, for immediate designations.
  5. Test results are stored in the system and diagnostic reports* are available at the click of a button.
  6. Teachers and district administrators can access the information at any time to download, export, import, and share information about the student.
  7. The diagnostic information can be accessed and generated at any time to inform English language instruction and, if required, prescribe remediation.*


To learn more, contact your local consultant.

*Currently only the OnlineIPT oral tests can prescribe remediation and provide diagnostic reports.


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