Designed to support schools in making quick and informed decisions during the admissions process, the Placement Test assesses English proficiency and reasoning ability in approximately 90 minutes.
With reports available online immediately following the assessment, there is no need to spend time marking papers or doing additional administration.
A fair and reliable benchmark
Because the Placement Test is not curriculum specific, it is suitable for all schools that are teaching curricula through the medium of the English language – ideal for assessing EAL students. The test has been developed to remove bias from prior teaching.
Standardised measure of reasoning ability
A Standard Age Score (SAS) is provided for each component of the test, providing you with a robust benchmark for comparing results.
Flexible administration time
The test is easy to set up and can be completed within approximately 90 minutes. If needed, students can take a break between test components, or sit the component parts in separate sittings.
You can use the results to support admission decisions by:
|Skills||Measures a student’s ability to:||A reliable indicator of:|
|1. English Literacy||
||English language proficiency, benchmarked against thousands of students.|
|2. Non-Verbal Reasoning||
||natural ability to think and work with shapes, benchmarked against thousands of students.|
|3. Quantitative Reasoning||
||natural ability to think and work with numbers, benchmarked against thousands of students.|
Reports are delivered instantly, accessible via the digital dashboard. These are presented in a new, stripped-back format, making it easy to focus on the most relevant information.
There are two reports available (each accessible via the digital dashboard, and available to download as a PDF or CSV export):
The Individual Report can additionally be shared with parents where feedback is required.
The reports provide:
|Placement Test Level||Appropriate for Ages
Year : Month
|Level 1/2/3||In development*|
|Level 4||7:06 – 8:11|
|Level 5||8:06 – 9:11|
|Level 6||9:06 – 10:11|
|Level 7||10:06 – 11:11|
|Level 8||11:06 – 12:11|
|Level 9||12:06 – 13:11|
|Level 10||13:06 – 14:11|
|Level 11/12||In development*|
*Please contact us for further information
If you are already using GL Assessment assessments, please note:
The Placement Test is the first of our assessments to be developed on our brand new digital testing platform. In time all of our assessments will be migrated over to this new platform. It is important to be aware that the new platform will look and function differently to the current platform. Many aspects have been simplified and streamlined to make for a better user experience, however should you have any problem finding your way around, support is available online on the help site.
The Placement Test is now available.