Sign up

Have some pie!

Testing: MLA digital exam launched

Michigan Language Assessment has launched its digital exam that the testing provider says is a “secure, affordable testing solution, meeting the evolving needs of global test takers and accepting institutions”.

Photo: pexels

Earlier in 2021, MLA partnered with technology-enabled testing and assessment solution Prometric

MET Digital will allow test takers around the world to access the English proficiency exam at either authorised test centres or from home. The provider said the product is being released in response to stakeholders seeking increased flexibility and access as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“A lot of research has been conducted on the MET since its initial launch more than a decade ago”

“A lot of research has been conducted on the MET since its initial launch more than a decade ago,” said Gad Lim, director of Assessment at Michigan Language Assessment.

“That research provides strong evidence on the validity and reliability of the test so test users can depend on the outcomes from the test.”

In March 2020, testing companies introduced at-home testing solutions, with providers such as ETS and Pearson adding Home Editions to their permanent portfolios.

Earlier in 2021, MLA partnered with technology-enabled testing and assessment solution Prometric to collaborate on an at-home exam.

Prometric adds live human proctoring and artificial intelligence monitoring, and the partnership expands the MET Digital locations to 180 countries. Prometric also acquired exam provider Paragon Testing in April 2021.

Results for the new digital exam are typically available after five days, and the MET Digital in-centre test is available at some 123 authorised test centres across Europe and around 65 in South America, among others.

Test takers also have the opportunity to retake one of three sections of the 4-skill MET Digital when they receive their initial results, which the exam provider says will help to reduce both stress and expenses.

The highest of the two scores will be listed on the final report with an indicator to show the retaken section, MET added.

Related articles

Still looking? Find by category:

Add your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disclaimer: All user contributions posted on this site are those of the user ONLY and NOT those of The PIE Ltd or its associated trademarks, websites and services. The PIE Ltd does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with any comments, opinions or statements or other content provided by users.
PIE Review

The latest issue of the PIE Review is out now! To view now, please

Click here