I wanted to address Michigan Language Assessment’s vast global community of centers, recognizing organizations, students, teachers, and other stakeholders and provide the most up-to-date information possible from here in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Countless families and individuals have been affected directly by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to worries over those who are or may be ill, many of you face the closing of schools, the suspension of social activities, and public health imperatives that prevent you from conducting your daily lives as you would ordinarily. These concerns are affecting every staff member at Michigan Language Assessment, and our stakeholders around the world are struggling at the moment to deal with these unprecedented circumstances.
Undeniably, the pandemic has disrupted the regular registration and administration schedules for Michigan Language Assessment exams. Our staff have been in touch with center examination managers around the globe as we work to mitigate the impact COVID-19 will have on scheduled test administrations. Thank you to all who have communicated with us and provided their current status so that we may make accommodations for your sessions.
At the moment, the status of our exams is as follows:
ECCE & ECPE
We are negotiating with our centers to determine the best alternative dates should the May exams need to be postponed and rescheduled.
The March and April MET administrations have been postponed. The plan at present is to recommence MET administrations with the currently scheduled May 22, 2020, MET exam. An additional date for May 29, 2020, is also being offered to test centers.
March and April MET Go! administrations have been postponed. We have instructed our test centers to not give any tests and to hold any papers they had received prior to the postponement.
At present, all MYLE schools are being told to not test and to hold any papers that may have been delivered.
The Spring 2020 season of the GSI OET has been postponed until April 21. University of Michigan departments can contact us for further information.
While the details vary by exam, our overall goal is to continue to support English language education as much as possible while protecting health and safety, diminishing the spread of the virus, and to every degree possible, minimizing disruptions to the lives of students, teachers, examiners and anyone else who relies on our assessments.
There will no doubt be many questions that this letter doesn’t answer. For our test centers, know you can find up-to-date details in Test Center Resources. Anyone who is unable to find what they are looking for online can address their concerns via email. Our team is still working and we will respond as soon as possible to any communications sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time.
Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Language Assessment