Cambridge English Qualifications certify English language skills at a specific CEFR level – but how are Cambridge English exams themselves certified as quality assessments?
One quick answer lies in the broad recognition that Cambridge English certificates enjoy, whether it is for university admission, immigration, career development, or simply work-and-travel. Over twenty thousand recognizing organisations in the world who require or accept Cambridge English certificates cannot be wrong.
However, there are also formal quality certifications that Cambridge English Qualifications are awarded. The most recent one (2018) is the approval stamp of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), which was granted to our exams following a rigorous audit covering the full language test production process, from administration to grading and communication with stakeholders.
Who is ALTE? The Association of Language Testers in Europe was founded in 1990 and was the catalyst behind the “Can-do” project (establishing what learners typically can do with language at particular levels) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Cambridge Assessment English (formerly known as UCLES) is one of ALTE’s founding members.
Read more about its profile and track record here.