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Using results to choose your Oxford course

Placing your students in the right course of study is easy with the Oxford Placement Test. To help you choose the most appropriate level of your Oxford course based on your students’ scores, you can use our guide to Using Oxford Placement Test results together with the mappings for some of our most popular courses.

Using Oxford Placement Test results

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Report cards

Oxford Placement Test personalized report cards make it easy to share meaningful results with students.

They provide a standardized score, CEFR level and the time taken (for the test overall and for each section) as well as a ‘Communicative competencies’ section and a score guide.

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Continually validated

The Oxford Placement Test was developed to take the worry out of placing your students. Piloted on thousands of learners across the globe, the test is continually validated to ensure it delivers results you can trust. To find out more, see The Oxford Placement Test: What does it measure and how? (PDF, 1MB) by Professor James Purpura.

Results are reported as a CEFR level and standardized score for the test as a whole, and separately for the Use of English and Listening sections, allowing you to make fine-grained distinctions between students’ abilities.

Test takers with Pre-A1 level results also get a ‘High’, ‘Mid’, and ‘Low’ sub-level, as shown in the table below. To make similar distinctions at A1 to C2 between test takers with results at the same CEFR level, teachers can use the standardized score.

To find out more, see The Meaning of Oxford Placement Test Scores (PDF, 0.6MB) by Alistair Pollitt.

CEFR Score
C2 101‐120
C1 81‐100
B2 61‐80
B1 41‐60
A2 21‐40
A1 1‐20
Pre-A1 High
Pre-A1 Mid
Pre-A1 Low

Managing results

User-friendly management tools make it easy to administer the test, and to manage the results.

  • See results for the whole test, and for each section. Results show CEFR level, a score out of 120, and the time taken.
  • Email the results to test takers, or print them out.
  • Download the results in Microsoft Excel.
  • Customize the results page by adding your own columns to capture any extra information you need.
Manage Placement Results
See results at a glance, download to Microsoft Excel, and print them or email them to test takers.