Pearson VUE, Bloomington

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Pearson VUE, Bloomington

Language for Learning
Demonstrating English language skills is critical for people applying to colleges and universities. Pearson VUE created the Pearson Test of English-Academic to accurately assess candidates’ English language proficiency. The test differs from previous exams in three ways:
• It tests audio comprehension (listening) and audio capture (speaking), in addition to reading comprehension.
• The scoring for both the audio and written tests is automated, so results come back quickly.
• Pearson provides universities with access to candidate portfolios, which include score results and audio of the candidate speaking.
The Pearson test also incorporates a wide variety of question types to reduce any measurement bias and provide richer data.