Why PTE Academic?

PTE Academic was created to provide Institutions with a higher level of certainty around an applicant’s English skills.

Launched in 2009, PTE Academic utilizes artificial intelligence to assess all candidates’ English skills against a sample of thousands of responses, all through the use of a computer based algorithm.

PTE Academic is trusted by thousands of academic programs around the world. Learn why PTE Academic is being accepted by governments and institutions across the globe.

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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.

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Artificial Intelligence

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. Thanks to our market leading AI technology, 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.

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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’s computer algorithms use AI to only test 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.

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Relevant for academic study

PTE Academic assesses English language skills in more ways than any other test. This means that students will be more likely to cope 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.

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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.

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