ECCE & ECPE to feature scaled numeric scores
Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments is happy to announce an enhancement to its University of Michigan certificate exam score reports. This change will provide stakeholders with additional information about candidate performance.
Currently, any examinee who takes the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) or the Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) receives an official score report that provides a band score for each section. As of May 2011, in addition to the band score, the official score report will also feature a scaled numeric score (0–1000) for the listening and GVR/GCVR sections.
The criteria for awarding certificates for the ECCE and ECPE remain the same, and the writing and speaking sections for the exams will continue to be reported on the current five-point scales. However, this additional score information will provide examinees with more precise information on their performance. For example, an examinee who receives a band score of Pass (P) in the listening section of either ECCE or ECPE will now be able to see if his or her score is at the top of this band—close to a High Pass (HP)—or if it is closer to a Low Pass (LP). Examinees and teachers can use the information to focus on areas where additional practice is needed.
Numerical score information will appear on official ECCE and ECPE score reports beginning with the May 2011 exams. We've provided a copy of this announcement for download: Certificate Exams to Feature Scaled Numeric Scores (PDF).