English Benchmark

Test speaking, listening, reading and writing on a tablet

English Benchmark is the motivating English test for young learners delivered on a tablet.

Testing speaking, listening, reading and writing, it measures English proficiency through a fun, game-like test.

With detailed reporting available, English Benchmark gives you recommendations for what to teach next, based on students' scores.

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What our customers say

With over 200 schools across 100 cities in China, American Baby International (ABIE) language schools trust Pearson’s English Benchmark to objectively test their students’ language skills and track learning outcomes.

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Stress-free testing

Beautiful graphics and animations help students feel like they are playing a game instead of taking an English test.

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Tips for improvement

English Benchmark simplifies lesson planning by providing recommendations for what to teach, based on your students’ performance. 

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Informative reports

The scenes and objects within the test design will be familiar to young learners, and include a mix of accents and people. The question style reflects real-life English, asking students to listen and respond, instead of just completing multiple choice questions.

Introduction to English Benchmark

Target areas for improvement

English Benchmark simplifies lesson planning by providing recommendations for what to teach, based on your students’ performance. Once your students take their test, you will see a summary of their performance across speaking, listening, reading and writing, giving you an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

  • Measures Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing
  • Tablet based
  • 6 levels: <A1 - B1+ (GSE 10 - 58)
  • 5 tests available per level
  • Ages 6 - 14
  • International English
  • Scored on CEFR & GSE
  • Results available under an hour

The experience with English Benchmark has been very entertaining for the children because they perceived it as a game; therefore they did not experience anxiety or stress despite it being a test. It was a wonderful experience for us as an institution as well because it was our first time working with this type of tool that will help us grow and improve.

Analia Perez, English Language Coordinator, Colegio Israelita Max Nordeau, Mendoza, Argentina,

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Diagnostic tool

Use the test at the beginning of the school year to understand students' English proficiency and identify learning needs.

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Progress Monitor

The test enables teachers to monitor students’ progress throughout the year and provides key data to inform instruction.

English Benchmark is an indicator for exam readiness

Exam Indicator

As the test is aligned to CEFR and GSE it can help you check whether students are ready for exams like PTE Young Learners.

How it works

English Benchmark uses the same automated scoring technology as products including Versant and PTE Academic. These tests are trusted by governments, universities and major corporations around the world as proof of English ability for visa applications, recruitment and student admissions.


To create our automated tests, we ask hundreds of human markers to examine sample test results. We then feed this data into our scoring algorithm, which allows the engine to predict how a human would score each test.


Detailed results at your fingertips

English Benchmark’s password-protected administration tool, School Portal, gives teachers easy access to view detailed descriptions of capabilities for individual students and across the entire class, recommended lessons and activities in partnered courseware for improvement, suggested Global Scale of English (GSE) Learning Objectives, and instant download access to teacher and parent-friendly reports.

English Benchmark has been a great resource in our aims of providing students with the individualized learning experiences they need while learning English. It is very helpful to have reliable evidence of the students’ learning process.

Miss Georgina Coronado Pascualli, English coordinator at Piave School, Mexico City