Frequently Asked Questions about the MET
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How often can I take the MET?
The MET is offered monthly. You must register with your local test center to take it. You may take the MET as many times as you want.
I'm looking for practice materials for the MET. Where should I go?
How does the MET relate to the Common European Framework of Reference?
The MET is aimed at levels A2 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Read more about this on the Interpreting Scaled Scores in Relation to the Common European Framework Levels (PDF) flyer.
When will I receive my MET score report?
Your MET score report, issued by CaMLA, will be ready four weeks from the date we receive your test for scoring. You will receive the score report from the test center where you took the test.
Are different forms of the MET equal in difficulty?
Who should take the MET?
The MET is intended for adults and adolescents at or above a secondary level of education who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistics contexts. The MET can be used for educational purposes, such as when finishing an English language course, or for employment purposes, such as applying for a job or pursuing promotion that requires an English language qualification.
The MET is not an admissions test for students applying to universities and colleges in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Those interested in such a test should consider the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
What is the content of the MET?
The MET listening, grammar, and reading test is a paper-and-pencil test. It contains 135 multiple-choice questions in two sections.
Section I: Listening (approximately 45 minutes).
- 60 questions assessing the ability to understand conversations and talks in social, educational, and workplace contexts
Section II: Reading and Grammar (90 minutes).
- 25 questions testing a variety of grammar structures
- 50 Reading questions assessing the ability to understand a variety of texts in social, educational, and workplace contexts
- vocabulary is assessed within the listening and reading sections
The MET speaking test measures an individual’s ability to produce comprehensible speech in response to a range of tasks and topics. It is a structured, one-on-one interaction between examiner and test taker that includes five distinct tasks. The tasks require test takers to convey information about a picture and about themselves, give a supported opinion, and state the advantages and disadvantages of a particular proposal.
What is the pass score for the MET?
The MET does not have a pass score. Instead, all test takers receive a scaled score with a maximum of 80 for sections I and II, and a final score for these two sections. The final score is the total of the two sections. The scaled scores are not percentages. They do not show how many items the test taker answered correctly, but rather where he/she stands on the language ability scale. This ensures that test scores are comparable across different administrations and fair to all test takers regardless of when they took the test. Read about Interpreting Scaled Scores in Relation to the Common European Framework Levels (PDF).