About Progress

Progress is the first ever online, fully automated and institutionally administered progress test. Progress accurately measures student progress in English, highlighting strengths and weaknesses to inform teaching.

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Design your plan in advance. Which activities do you want to assign your students? How regularly? Twice a week, weekly, or twice a month? When? After class for practice, or just before, to get your students prepared? Knowing these details early will make it easy to integrate the online course into your curriculum and course calendar and best use it to maximize student success.

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Progress is an integrated skills English language proficiency test package reporting scores on the Global Scale of English (GSE) for listening, reading, writing, speaking, grammar and vocabulary.


The tests feature a combination of both adaptive and linear sections which include multiple versions of the linear tests and a large number of questions in the item bank for the adaptive section. The test items have been field tested on over 10000 students from around the world of different first languages to ensure the tests are highly reliable indicators of language proficiency. The tests are automatically scored including speaking and writing items.


Scores are reported on a granular score scale correlated with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to give a higher level of accuracy of measurement within a CEFR band.


Progress has six levels and their names correspond to the GSE points. When creating a course, you will have to choose one level only. All levels contain StartMiddle and End of Course Tests.


To learn more about Progress, visit the Progress website.

To find out more about the Global Scale of English and its benefits, follow this link: Global Scale of English.

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