Why PTE Academic?
PTE Academic was created in response to demand for a more accurate, objective, secure and relevant test of English.
Launched in 2009, PTE Academic is the leading computer-based English test for international study and is accepted by thousands of academic programs around the world.
Find out which institutions accept our test.
Founded on academic research
PTE Academic was created after years of research by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. Our advisory group includes language assessment experts who have helped to rethink the way we assess English: they created the Global Scale of English, which builds upon the Common European Framework and helps to show greater levels of progression for English learners. Find out more about our ongoing research.
Layered approach to security
We believe in fair and reliable English assessment, so we know it’s crucial that you have confidence in the English scores you receive. PTE Academic employs a layered approach to security, incorporating innovative test design and delivery, advanced identity management, secure proctored delivery, automatic results validation and data forensics. Download our security fact sheet or find out more.
Accurate measure of English
We believe fair tests should be as accurate as possible. The purpose of assessment is to precisely capture a test taker’s true level of ability. We believe PTE Academic is the most accurate test of academic English in the world. We demonstrate the accuracy of our tests through a lower standard error of measurement and the precision of our scores. Download our fact sheet to find out more.
Objective English measurement
Assessment is not the same as judgment. We believe PTE Academic is the most objective test of academic English in the world. It doesn’t matter where your students come from or what they look like, PTE Academic only tests their English skills. You can, therefore, be sure that all PTE Academic test takers have been treated with complete fairness, and that you are not missing out on students because of unreliable test scores. Download our fact sheet to find out more.
Relevant for academic study
PTE Academic assesses English language skills in more ways than any other test. This means that your students will be more likely to cope well with the wide variety of tasks expected of them at your institution. PTE Academic students are required to prove their ability to effectively communicate in English, not their ability to memorize. Download our fact sheet to find out more.