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Michigan Language Assessment has selected Surpass to move from paper-based testing to digital English language testing

Michigan Language Assessment has selected Surpass to move from paper-based testing to digital English language testing

Exton, PA, USA, 8th April 2021 – BTL Surpass Inc. is delighted to announce that Michigan Language Assessment has selected Surpass to transition its English language assessments to on-screen delivery, with a view to also introducing new digital exams in the future.

For more than seventy years, universities, education departments, businesses, and government agencies around the world have relied on Michigan Language Assessment’s paper-based tests to verify the proficiency of English language learners of all ages and levels. Now with the addition of the multi-modal capabilities of Surpass, it will also provide proctored online exams that can be delivered securely in test centres as well as at home.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Michigan Language Assessment team to help transition their well-respected English language tests to digital delivery,”

said Andy McAnulla, president of BTL Surpass.

“Our experience of delivering large-scale English language tests, combined with Michigan Language Assessment’s renowned commitment and expertise for producing valid, reliable, fair, and accessible tests creates the perfect opportunity to work together.”

A digital version of Michigan Language Assessment’s popular MET Go! will be available in April of this year. Originally introduced as a paper exam in 2018, MET Go! is suitable for upper primary and secondary school students, and has become a valuable assessment for many institutions. The digital version of MET Go! not only offers the same great content and detailed personalised score reports as the paper-based version, but also provides additional flexibility and convenience to schools and test takers.

“We are excited to be working with the team from BTL Surpass, who are helping us to move our paper-based exams to on-screen delivery,”

said Sharon Harvey, CEO of Michigan Language Assessment.

“We are committed to offering maximum flexibility to our customers, and, for the first time, test takers will be able to take Michigan exams from the comfort and safety of their homes. We are grateful to BTL Surpass for helping us to support our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

Michigan Language Assessment is jointly owned by the University of Michigan, one of the top public research universities in North America, and Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge in the UK.

BTL Surpass have announced two other recent new members of the Surpass Community. The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) and National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC). You can read the press releases relating to these new members here:


About BTL Surpass Inc.

BTL Surpass Inc., is a global provider of assessment services and technology. The assessment platform, Surpass, is a turnkey solution powering the development and delivery of tests for certification and licensure organisations, K-12 institutions, HE, state government agencies and national testing programs across the world. Securely delivering over 30 million tests in test centres or through secure online proctoring, the Surpass item bank and test driver is one of the most trusted and advanced technologies available in the market.

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