The EPASS - or English Proficiency Assessment for Secondary Schools - is a standards-based assessment tool uniquely designed to measure English language proficiency of secondary students (grades 8-12). The entire assessment is web-based and available electronically for your convenience.
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EPASS is an American small business focused on educational testing and consulting that operates out of Michigan, USA. EPASS is committed to providing both educators and students with reliable feedback related to English language proficiency and other international student skills.learn more
The EPASS empowers global educators to best serve international students from various home language groups by providing a detailed inventory of student English language proficiency.learn more
EPASS test-takers are assessed on the four basic language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Each comprehensive score report includes sub-scores for every section of the EPASS and provides comments about overall tester performance.learn more
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLSLEARN WHY
The EPASS gauges student English ability in a variety of authentic language settings that secondary students will encounter on a daily basis. The EPASS was crafted by an ESL educator in an exchange program and only includes material that is pertinent to international students attempting to learn in US secondary classrooms. Some unique testing sections include: Academic Vocabulary, Making Inferences, Word Relationships, and Textbook Reading Comprehension.
"For several months, we had been searching for a comprehensive assessment tool that would reliably test the English proficiency of our students at the high school level. EPASS surpassed our expectations, providing easy access to an electronic, web-based format, making it remarkably simple for our students based in China to take the assessment. Our US partner schools were pleased with the informative results using the evaluation in concert with Skype interviews and GPA scores to support the admission of our students. Thank you, EPASS!"
"As a superintendent of a school district that is actively involved in hosting international students, we needed a reliable and accurate English proficiency assessment. We also needed an assessment that provided a detail analysis of a student’s speaking, writing, listening, and reading abilities. EPASS was the assessment that met all of our criteria. EPASS is geared towards the high school level student. Therefore, it is a much better fit for our needs than the TOEFL or other English proficiency assessments for the college bound student. I would highly recommend this English proficiency assessment for any high school that has an international residency program."
Better Suited for High School Students...
"I come from China and I took (the) EPASS. I have taken TOEFL several times before and I think EPASS is more helpful for us...it (EPASS) contains more sections that really are close to our everyday life. It's like the conversation that we can hear every single day." - Yuxi "Rudy" He, Former High School ESL Student, Current Michigan State University Student (China/USA)