From placing a learner in the right class through to enabling people to study and move abroad, Pearson English Assessment helps people through their English learning journey. We have developed English language assessments that are powered by artificial intelligence and fully aligned to CEFR to create robust, scalable tools for your institutions.

Pearson has developed artifcial intelligence systems that automate English language assessment. We combine advanced speech recognition and exam grading technology with the insight of English experts around the world, to develop patented software that accurately measures language ability across 4 skills and provides detailed diagnostics on test performance.

Pearson English has delivered and marked over 350 million assessments… and counting!

Our tests are trusted by governments, Ivy League universities and Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Over 30 years of testing research and quality assurance ensure the most accurate tests.

We deliver tests on computer, tablet, and mobile, meeting the needs of today’s learners.

Our assessments support
learners’ needs across ages and stages

Our suite of online assessments

Level Test

Place your learners in the right class for their level and get your teaching off to a flying start – in 20 to 30 minutes. Fast, reliable and highly cost-effective, it gives you data you can trust across 3 or 4 skills and ensures new learners’ needs are met from the first day of class.

Benchmark Test

Gain thorough insight into your learners’ skills, measure their progress in detail and receive targeted direction for your teaching – in just 45 minutes. Benchmark Test assesses 4 skills, with clear, at-a-glance visual and numerical data returned for individuals and groups, as well as performance summaries and recommended interventions for each skill.

Versant Speaking Test

It helps you measure the test taker’s ability to understand English and speak it intelligibly at a native conversational pace on everyday topics, focusing on performance in sentence mastery, vocabulary, fluency and pronunciation in about 20 minutes. It works well for presenting your workforce readiness.

PTE Academic

PTE Academic is the most unbiased proof of a candidate’s English skills.

It is accepted for study applications by thousands of academic programs around the world, and also approved for all UK, Australian and New Zealand student visa and migration applications.

You can track learners’ progress over the school years
with Level Test and Benchmark Test

We develop our English language courseware and assessment on a single scale – the Global Scale of English (GSE).

The GSE is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and EIKEN's Common Scale of English, so that you can move seamlessly between courses and exams at any level, visualizing your students’ language progress with built-in monitoring tools.

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