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The Benchmark Test is an assessment designed to measure learning progress, within one of four available levels most suited to your students.
This straightforward yet powerful tool makes it easy to measure real progress, fast. And with just a few basic requirements, the test can even be taken from home.
Use the Benchmark Test alongside any English course to smooth and accelerate the journey to fluency.
See how the tests help teachers at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) to motivate their students.
The Benchmark Test is aligned to the Global Scale of English (GSE).
The GSE is the first truly global English standard, allowing teachers to more accurately and more easily measure learner progress. Visit our GSE page to learn more.
Scores are based on the Global Scale of English (GSE) as well as the CEFR, meaning progress can be measured in small increments within each level.
This test is course-agnostic, meaning it measures real language skills and progress to enhance any teaching program.
Relieve the burden of time and resources spent creating, administering and marking tests – while minimizing human error and receiving reliable results.
Backed by market-leading artificial intelligence technology and developed by the team who created PTE Academic, trusted around the world.
Suitable test environment required, including PC, headset (with boom mic for Speaking test only) and Internet connectivity throughout. Test location to be specified by institution.
Delivered in minutes, individual and group score reports give detailed insights into students’ abilities and how they can improve.
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Students are presented with a wide range of question types, to give learners the chance to demonstrate their skills in different ways. Questions target individual and integrated skills.
From filling in word gaps and completing reading comprehension exercises to describing a picture and replying to spoken prompts, the Benchmark Test assesses the full extent of students’ abilities at the given level.
Here are a few examples:
The Benchmark Test works alongside the Pearson English Level Test to first stream students, and then track their progress in detail.
Both tests are administered via Pearson English Test Hub, delivering rich insights into your learners’ needs and the effectiveness of your teaching programme, plus tailored recommendations for improvement.
Our assessments can be used with any course, but we recommend Pearson English courseware, which is perfectly aligned to the GSE Learning Objectives, for a smooth onward learning experience and clear path to fluency.
Check out everything you need to know about Level Test & Benchmark Test.
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