Resource Directories

Language Assessment Organizations

 
An alphabetized directory of companies that have developed and now provide different English language proficiency assessments.
 
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PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Description:

There are three different tests in the Pearson Test of English testing suite. The PTE Academic is a leading computer-based academic English language test for international study. The PTE General is a suite of six tests that test ability in English in practical skills for real-life situations. And the PTE Young Learners is a suite of four English tests designed to be interesting and fun for children.

TELC Language Tests
Description:

The Test Development team creates language tests in currently ten languages and organizes training courses on everything connected with the tests for teachers, examiners and raters of written examinations.

TOLES: Test of Legal English Skills
Description:

The TOLES programme consists of a structured course of legal English training materials supported by three levels of professional exams. The exam levels are progressive steps towards reaching the standard of legal English required by employers such as international commercial law firms, in-house legal teams in private companies and top-class translators.

Trinity College London International Exams in English Language
Description:

Trinity College ESOL has programs to teach both English language learners as well as English teachers. Trinity College ESOL qualifications are recognized internationally as reliable evidence of proficiency in English. Their exams assess and promote the skills needed for effective communication in real life. They’re available to individuals, schools and colleges in more than 60 countries. Trinity College has exams designed to test a student's proficiency in many different fields, from workplace and business English to general life skills and everything in between.

WIDA World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment
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Description:

WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) have been instrumental in education policy of the United States, they have been developing standards and assessments for public education that meet and exceed the goals of the No Child Left Behind policy and have been helping to being English Language Learning policies into the main stream education discussion.  Visit the WIDA website for more information on their standardized tests and PD resources for teachers.

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