Choosing the right exam to demonstrate your English language proficiency is important. There are so many options, and you want to make sure that the exam that you choose is trusted and recognized. After you find the right exam, you will feel proud of your results—but your English language journey doesn’t end there! How will you show that your English proficiency is progressing every year? Fortunately, Michigan Language Assessment offers a full suite of exams from beginning to advanced levels that you can trust. 

Which Michigan Test should I take? 

For parents of young learners, exam choice is fairly simple. The Michigan Young Learners English (MYLE) tests are fun and motivating assessments for English learners ages 6 to 10. These tests cover all 4 skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking), and there are 3 different levels available, depending on the young learner’s proficiency. 

For young teens, parents and teachers typically select MET Go!, a multilevel exam designed for ages 11 to 15. Because this exam is multilevel, it’s a great option for all teenage learners from beginning to intermediate levels of English proficiency. MET Go! has a unique score report that provides individualized results and recommendations to keep learning. After teens take this exam and continue studying, they can move on to the Michigan English Test (MET).

Secondary school students and adults who are between the high-beginner to advanced proficiency levels often choose MET. MET is also a multilevel exam, so every test taker receives results that can be used for educational advancement, scholarships, career progression, and more. This exam is attractive because it is not pass/fail, and it is a flexible option as it is offered on a monthly basis at most test centers.

For teenagers and adults who prefer level-based exams, the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) and the Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) are great options. Both of these exams are suited for secondary students and adults who are working toward educational or career goals. ECCE is a good option for those seeking a high-intermediate level certification, and ECPE certifies the highest level of English proficiency. Many English teachers also take ECPE to show they have excellent command of the English language. 

Work Your Way to Proficiency

Once you take one Michigan Test, you will see why so many test takers trust Michigan Language Assessment’s expertise. No matter which Michigan Test is right for you, we are glad to be able to support you throughout your language learning journey.

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