With more than sixty years of experience delivering internationally recognized language tests, Michigan Language Assessment can address your assessment needs.
We offer a complete range of secure English language tests to address the need to accurately gauge the proficiency of English language learners for every step of the language-learning journey.
Our secure examinations are recognized by colleges and universities, education departments and ministries, professional organizations, businesses, and government agencies around the world.
The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) is an upper-intermediate level exam that tests all four skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Successful test takers receive an official certificate that is valid for life and is generally used for educational and occupational purposes.
The Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) is an advanced level exam that tests all four skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Successful test takers receive an official certificate that is valid for life and is generally used for educational and occupational purposes.
The Michigan English Test (MET) is a multilevel test that includes listening and reading sections, with optional writing and speaking sections. Test takers receive a score report from their exam center. MET scores are used for educational and occupational purposes. It is offered approximately twenty times per year.
MET Go! is a new, multilevel test designed in full color specifically for learners aged 11–15. The MET Go! test includes reading, listening, and writing sections, with an optional speaking section. Every test taker will receive an official certificate and a score report. MET Go! is available for on-demand administration beginning in November 2018.
The Michigan Young Learners English tests (MYLE) are a fun and motivating way to assess the English of young learners in the primary and middle grades. The tests—Bronze, Silver, and Gold—cover all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Test takers receive certificates that specify ability levels in each language skill.
The MELAB is no longer a part of the testing products offered by Michigan Language Assessment. If you represent an institution and would like Michigan Language Assessment to verify MELAB test results, submit a test result verification request.
Key Features of Exams
For lower-stakes testing purposes—for example, for placement testing and progress testing in an English language program or for screening for readiness to take a high-stakes exam—we offer placement and progress tests.
Institutions can purchase these tests to administer and score to support the particular assessment needs they have.
Designed for in-house assessment of English language proficiency for a number of purposes, our placement and progress products can help you:
- Place students into appropriate ESL course levels
- Determine whether college students require supplementary ESL studies
- Assess whether employees are capable of using the English language in their daily work
- Assign exit scores to ESL students who have completed an ESL program
- Track proficiency gains as learners move through an ESL program
- Evaluate the English language proficiency of prospective international teaching assistants
Placement and progress tests are administered at the convenience of the purchasing institution and provide a highly reliable measure of test takers’ overall language proficiency.
Your institution determines the cut scores or placement scores internally so that the test scores are directly relevant to your students or employees.
The Michigan English Placement Test is designed to quickly and reliably place ESL students into appropriate ability levels.
At the conclusion of 2018, the MTELP Series will no longer be available.