We are thrilled to announce the global launch of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford Test of English thanks to collaborative work with RM Results.
OUP wanted an online testing system that could deliver an adaptive English language test across multiple assessment types. They wanted to offer students and businesses more flexibility in deciding when to sit a test, and to deliver faster results compared to traditional language exams.
In 2016, OUP began the search for a software solution that could support their vision. Collaborating with PSI to integrate their Atlas Cloud e-testing platform with our e-marking platform, RM Assessor, we presented this best-of-breed assessment solution to OUP. Ultimately, this led to our strategic partnership and the launch of this new English language assessment.
The Oxford Test of English
The Oxford Test of English (OTE) described by OUP as “the smartest English language proficiency test from Oxford”. It is the only one certified by the University of Oxford, and is more flexible, cost-effective, and faster than other traditional proficiency tests. Thanks to the work undertaken by RM Results and PSI, the OTE is computer adaptive, which means that the test adjusts the difficulty of questions based on the test taker’s responses, making the test more motivating, shorter, and giving a more precise measurement than traditional proficiency tests.
Commenting on the project so far, Dawn Pollard Director of Growth Markets at RM Results, said:
“The collaboration with OUP to provide a best of breed assessment solution, that supports and enables OUP to execute their vision of a flexible and adaptive testing and grading of their Oxford Test of English, is one that all of the team at RM Results are extremely proud to be part of.
We look forward to supporting OUP as they continue their exciting journey with their new solution.”
Peter Marshall, Managing Director of OUP’s English Language Teaching Division, said,
“We set out to create the best online proficiency test on the market, and one that is worthy of certification by Oxford University. RM Results have met our high expectations every step of the way.”
The OTE is now available in ten countries, with plans to roll it out to 31 more over the next nine months.
Find out more about the Oxford Test of English in this video.