MET FAQ

We divided our frequently asked questions into four sections: general information, test takers, teachers, and recognizing organizations.

General Information
Test Takers
Teachers
Recognizing Organizations

General Information

MET is a secure, multilevel test used to certify your level of English proficiency for educational and professional purposes. MET is available almost anywhere in the world, nearly any day of the year.

How much does MET cost?

MET pricing varies. If you are taking MET at one of our Authorized Test Centersconsult them for pricing information. If you are taking MET remotely (or at a Prometric testing site), find your country in the list below and check the price for MET.

MET Digital Price List

What language skills does MET evaluate?

MET tests all four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. A shorter, 2-skill version of MET is available (listening and reading) for mostly institutional purposes. Most recognizing organizations require that test takers choose the 4-skill exam.

How is the speaking section administered?

During the speaking section of MET, test takers record their oral responses to the speaking prompts. Test takers listen to and read the questions, then are asked to start speaking. The audio-only responses are automatically recorded. A description of the speaking test can be found on our website.

How long is MET?

  • Test takers have 155 minutes to complete the 4-skill test. Additional time is needed for the secure check-in process. 
  • Please note the actual length of the exam varies for each test taker. Test takers complete tasks at their own pace within the allotted time available.

How is MET scored?

The listening and reading sections of the test are scored using automated scoring procedures. Certified raters grade the speaking and writing sections.

How much do I need to pay for additional services?

The MET registration fee covers the registration for the test as well as access to test accommodations, digital score reports, and sharing your test results with unlimited institutions. Below are fees for additional services.

Item Fees
Certificate of Achievement $66 USD
Invalidation Appeal $95 USD
Late Rescheduling Fee $100 USD
Speaking or Writing Section Rescore $44 USD
Single Section Retake (Reading, Listening)1 $55-76 USD
Single Section Retake (Writing)1 $58-79 USD

 

1 The single section retake fees vary by country. The table shows a range for each fee. The exact fee for each country will be available through your customer portal account.

Test Takers

Where can I take MET?

  • MET is offered as a digital 4-skill exam in test centers or at home in some countries, or as a shortened, digital 2-skill version at test centers. 
  • If you plan to use your MET results to apply for nursing licensure in the U.S., you will need to take MET in a test center as required by the federal government, certification agencies, and local state boards of nursing.

Where do I find test centers to take MET?

Michigan Language Assessment’s Authorized Test Centers administer MET. You can find a complete list of centers here.

Do you offer Spanish-speaking support or proctoring services?

We do not offer support or proctoring services in any language other than English at this time.

How do I register to take MET?

1. Create a profile within our Michigan Customer Portal

2. Fill out our registration form, 

3. Pay for your exam, and 

4. Schedule your test date.

How often is MET offered during the year?

MET is available year-round to provide the best service to our test takers. You can choose almost any day of the week to take MET.

What equipment do I need to take MET at home?

To take MET at home you will need the following equipment:

  • A laptop or desktop computer (Chromebooks, phones, and tablets are not supported at this time). Windows operating systems and Mac iOS 10.13 or higher are supported.
  • Web camera
  • Speaker or headphones that are wired
  • Microphone
  • Internet access (2.25 mbps minimum for test player)
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge Internet browse

Do I need to take a special preparation course for MET?

It’s very simple to prepare for MET. MET is designed to evaluate English proficiency from high beginner to advanced levels of proficiency (A2 to C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference – CEFR). You need to be familiar with the sections of MET and the digital format of the tasks. You can prepare for MET by developing your listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in English. At all levels of the exam, the tasks are very similar to the ones you find in English courses and textbooks.

Where can I find preparation resources?

Our Test Preparation Resource Library has sample tests and other free study tools. You can also visit our YouTube channel @MichiganLanguageAssessment and follow us on social media for additional free resources, including tutorial videos, webinars, and practice activities.

How and when do I receive MET results?

MET results are typically available within 5 days of submitting your exam. You will receive a digital score report and a certificate.

What information is included on the score report?

The MET Digital score report has different sections:

  • Your personal information: first and last name
  • The city and country where the test was administered
  • The date when you took the test
  • Your MET overall score and corresponding CEFR level
  • Your section scores and corresponding CEFR levels
  • Guidelines to interpret the results

Your overall score is an average of the section scores. It shows your current level of English proficiency.

See an example of a 2-skill MET Score Report.
See an example of a 4-skill MET Score Report.

How can I request my scores be sent to a university, licensing agency, or other organization?

When you receive your results through the customer portal, you will indicate where you want Michigan Language Assessment to send them. Score reports will be sent to the organizations you list at no extra charge.

Can I retake a section of the exam?

Yes. If you think that you didn’t demonstrate your best performance on the listening, reading, or writing sections of the test, you are eligible for a retake with our 4-skill MET exam. When you receive your preliminary results, you can sign up to take only one section again. The best of your two scores for that section will be reported with your final results. An indicator in the score report will show that you retook that section of the test.

How often can I take MET?

If you need to take MET again, you can schedule another test date at your convenience. We recommend using your score report to identify gaps and develop your English skill(s) before taking the exam again.

Where can I learn more about test policies?

Complete policies and procedures are available on our website.

How can I see what time my remote or Prometric appointment is, including the timezone?

To confirm the date and time of your appointment, you can visit the ProScheduler website. The initial link you used to book your appointment also enables you to confirm it. You’ll find a “Confirm” link on the left-hand navigation.

Where is my eligibility number?

After registration and payment are completed for MET, you will receive an email with the subject line “Schedule Your Michigan Test.” This email will include your eligibility number, which you’ll need to schedule your test.

Where is my confirmation number?

Once your MET has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email directly from Prometric. This email will include your confirmation number, which will be needed to take your exam.

If I have technical issues during my remote exam, who should I contact?

If you have technical issues opening ProProctor, or you have an issue during your test, contact Prometric’s Technical Support directly with the following options:

  • Toll-Free – the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Canada: 1-800-813-6779
  • International: +1-443-455-6299 (international call charges apply) 
  • Email: pro-proctor@prometric.com

You can also call 1-800-853-6769 to speak to Prometric’s Candidate Care team.

How can I receive a refund?

Our refund policy is listed on our Policies & Procedures page.

Are breaks allowed during the exam?

MET is a timed test. Test takers may be allowed a break but the time clock does not stop or pause during the break.

Teachers

Do my students need to take preparation courses for MET?

It’s very simple to prepare students for MET. MET is designed to evaluate English proficiency from high beginner to advanced levels of proficiency (A2 to C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Your students need to be familiar with the sections of MET and the digital format of the tasks. You can help them prepare for MET by developing their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in English. At all levels of the exam, the tasks are very similar to the ones used in communicative English courses and textbooks at the levels tested by the exam.

Where can I find preparation resources?

There are multiple free resources available in our Test Preparation Resource Library and on YouTube that can be used to prepare for the exam.

Recognizing Organizations

What security measures are in place for remote testing at home?

Michigan Language Assessment partnered with Prometric to securely offer MET at home using artificial intelligence (AI) monitoring and live proctors. Security measures are implemented before, during, and after the test administration. Prometric’s ProProctor platform detects and blocks inappropriate keystrokes and tracks eye and head movements. Prometric’s proprietary web browser helps prevent candidates from accessing aid via other programs or being able to screen capture exam content. Prometric’s human proctors monitor the administration of the entire exam. Live proctors and AI technology help to identify any suspicious candidate behavior and actions.

How do accepting institutions receive results?

Recognizing organizations can verify or receive MET results securely via the Michigan Customer Portal:

  • Administrators create an institutional account and add additional authorized reviewers to their accounts, thereby granting them access to log in and verify scores.
  • Administrators log into our Michigan Customer Portal to access their inbox of results shared by our test takers.
  • Administrators may also log into the portal and input a unique test taker identifier code to verify a result they have received externally from a test taker.
  • Administrators may coordinate with their IT team to link their system to the Michigan Customer Portal using the API documentation available on the customer portal. This option will enable passive receipt of test scores submitted by our test takers.

What information does the score report include?

The MET score report includes distinct sections:

  • The test taker’s first and last name
  • The city and country of test administration
  • The date of the test administration
  • An exam-day photo
  • Exam location: at an authorized test center or remotely
  • The test taker’ overall MET scaled score and corresponding Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, together with section scores for each skill area and their corresponding CEFR levels.
  • A table to interpret test scores for each skill area in relation to the CEFR.

In which countries is MET available?

MET is widely accessible to test takers almost anywhere in the world. They can take the 4-skill MET at a local Authorized Test Center, Prometric center, or remotely from their home in some countries. The 2-skill MET is only offered at an Authorized Test Center.

What services does Michigan Language Assessment provide institutions that recognize MET?

Michigan Language Assessment supports recognizing organizations with guidelines and standard-setting information to interpret results of the Michigan Tests and to select the right level for admission, certification, or licensure purposes. Michigan Language Assessment can also offer assessment literacy workshops for the institution’s teams. Recognizing organizations are also featured on our website and social media channels, and are invited to participate in webinars and other events, thus enhancing their international visibility and appeal to a wider pool of applicants.

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