Pre-Testing and Course Planning

Why Post-Test?

The post-test reflects what has already been accomplished with the pre-test by continuing to measure the true impact of the Cambridge course. Students are given the opportunity to apply everything that they have learned up to this point. The post-test enables a pre- and post-test comparison that measures both student and teacher progress. Teachers and administrators use this valuable pre- and post-test comparison data to fine-tune existing instruction, help students formulate personal action plans, and plan changes to the program to allow for even greater growth.

How to Post-Test

Post-Testing should be completed in four steps:

·         Step 1: Prepare for Test Day

·         Step 2: Administer the Test

·         Step 3: Submit Your Answer Forms

·         Step 4: Review Your Reports

Cambridge offers several testing options for both in-person (paper and pencil) and virtual learning. These include:

·         Paper test booklets

·         Paper answer forms

·         Online test (Moodle reports only)*

*If you administer the online test, have students work through the test on their own and then use your provided teacher login to review their results on Moodle. You do NOT need to read the rest of the pre-testing instructions.

Cambridge also supports several proctoring situations to fit your needs. We can help you administer tests in:

·         A classroom

·         A group remotely

·         An independent remote situation

Regardless of how you’re testing this year, you’ll need to prepare for post-testing. Download and print a copy of this Post-Testing Checklist[ and then review the information on the following pages to be sure you’ve got what you need to administer your post-test in any of the situations described above.



Know what materials/program you purchased*


Know how the test will be proctored


Collect all documents


Prepare and distribute your materials


Schedule the post-test


Administer the post-test


Submit the results


Review the data using Cambridge reports



*If you are a Program Administrator, you are responsible for ordering the materials and communicating all post-testing details to your staff. If you still need to order or if you have questions about post-testing, contact Cambridge at (847) 299-2930.