Graduate Management News

Pearson Conducts Second Field Test for New Academic English Test

Pearson has launched a second-phase pilot program for a computer-based academic English language test, offered in collaboration with GMAC.

Following the successful delivery of the first field test in 2007, the second trial program will be administered to more than 5,000 non-native English speaking candidates in selected Pearson VUE test delivery centers in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other targeted countries.

The new test, the Pearson Test of English, will be launched globally in 2009 and available in Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. Using a variety of innovative and integrated test questions and leveraging new technologies to enhance the testing experience and accelerate scoring, the Pearson Test of English will provide comprehensive and robust information about applicants’ English language skills to universities and colleges as they make admissions decisions.

"This new test fills a critical gap in meeting the needs of colleges and universities for an instrument that accurately measures four important skills to us—speaking, listening, reading, and writing,” said John Elliott, dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York, and chair of the GMAC Board of Directors. 

For more information about the Pearson Test of English, please contact Helene Duvin at