Progress delivers fast, accurate scores for speaking, reading, listening, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Students and teachers can view an overall score from 10 - 90 on the Global Scale of English (GSE) and the Common European Framework (CEFR), as well as Can-Do statements. In addition, you can view a skills profile that shows strengths and weaknesses across all skills. 

Pearson English Placement Test
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Overall Scores on the Global Scale of English (GSE) and Common European Framework (CEFR)

View the overall score for your students on the Global Scale of English or on the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Easily toggle between GSE and CEFR scores, giving you control over whether you see a wide band of achievement or a specific score from 10 - 90.

The GSE is the globally recognised standard used by academic institutions and border agencies for visa requirements.

Can Do Statements

Check individual Can Do Statements from your students' skills profile to see what students can do at a particular level.

Our Can Do Statements are taken from the Global Scale of English Learning Objectives, a highly-accurate scale that builds on the CEFR.

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Scoring aligned to the Global Scale of English

For each of the 3 tests, students receive an overall score, a score for each of the 4 skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – and scores for grammar and vocabulary.

Progress is scored on the Global Scale of English, a scale from 10 to 90 that measures English language ability. The scale enhances the CEFR by showing a learner’s level more precisely within a CEFR band.

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6 levels available now.

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Skills Profile

The skills profile allows you to make an informed decision about how to focus your course.

By seeing students' performance across reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary, you can see which areas need improvement.

With limited time to help students reach their goals in any given course, the skills profile helps you set students on the right path from the start.

Export to XML, Excel or Moodle

Export your scores to XML, Excel or Moodle for easy record keeping, or simply refer to MyEnglishLab if you continue to use it for other courses.

Choice of English Placement Test Scores

How does it work?

Having accurate scores delivered instantly seems too good to be true. We can deliver our results so quickly thanks to:

  • Scoring students' responses while they take the test
  • Rigourously testing our questions in advance of students taking the test
  • Validating our test with over 13,000 volunteers