2021 Undergurduate Academic Handbook

77Study at APUCourse RegistrationExaminations and GradingSeminar SubjectsO-campus Study ProgramsOther Information and ProgramsRequirement to Take the Benchmark Test for required English Language SubjectsTo evaluate the English learning level and progress, Japanese-based enrolled students taking the required English language subjects in the Standard Track are required to undergo several Benchmark Test at each registered level. The result of the Benchmark Test will make up a portion of student’s grade evaluation for the individual level or course. If a student is absent on the test date or eventually fails to undergo the test for personal reasons, the portion of the course grade will be counted as 0 (zero), which will signicantly affect the nal grade of the course.CurriculumLevel of RegisteredEnglish Language SubjectEnglish Prociency Test whichwill be used for Grade EvaluationElementary English A・BBenchmark TestPre-Intermediate English A・BIntermediate English A・BUpper-Intermediate English A・B*As the results of the Benchmark Test taken at APU will be automatically reected in students’ grade evaluations, students do not need to submit their score sheets individually.●Benchmark TestThe Benchmark Test is a computer-based test of English language prociency that is designed to show learner progress in the language over a period of time. It is an integrated-skills test, including Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening. As well as giving detailed feedback to students on all of these language skills, the Benchmark Test provides students with a Global Scale of English (GSE) score. ● TOEFL ITP® TestTOEFL ITP® Test stands for "Test of English as a Foreign Language." This test is designed to comprehensively measure the English levels of non-native English speakers that apply to study at universities and graduate schools in English-speaking countries (primarily North America). Most students wishing to apply to Off-campus Study Programs will be required to submit TOEFL ITP® Test scores during the application process. TOEFL ITP® Tests held on campus are designed for institutional use. Scores from these tests cannot be used in an ofcial manner; however, the question format and grading methods conform to the TOEFL® Test. ■ AY 2017 Curriculum Language Education Subjects

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