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How language testing is embracing technology

A new breed of digitally-delivered English exams don’t stop at testing verbs, they also want to democratise education and see themselves leading the way. But as the testing industry embraces technology, these changes may go as far as to challenge our idea of test itself. Claudia Civinini reports.

Pearson unveils new English assessment scale

Education giant Pearson has launched the Global Scale of English – a numeric measurement of English language proficiency. The company will begin introducing the GSE into its product lines worldwide over the next 18-24 months and aims to establish it as a universal benchmark for businesses, governments and academic institutions.

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