Testing Services for Individuals

SCE's Evaluation Testing and Assessment Department (ETAD) offers English and Arabic language proficiency tests. The scores obtained from these tests are used for placement decisions of learners in the programs of the School of Continuing Education (SCE), Graduate School of Education and School of Business (Executive Education). The scores can also be used for additional purposes such as occupational appointments, promotion, travel abroad, and scholarships.

 

Online English Placement Test (OEPT)

The Online English Placement Test (OEPT) is an online test. It is designed to assess individuals’ communicative language abilities to place them into the different programs offered by the School of Continuing Education, the Graduate School of Education, and the School of Business of the American University in Cairo. OEPT is a 80-minute long. It consists of two section: Reading (33 minutes) and Writing (47 minutes).

Online Arabic Test (OAAT)

The online Arabic Admission Test (OAAT) is an online test.  It measures the individual’s degree of proficiency in contemporary standard Arabic.  Passing this test is an indication that the applicant has the minimum language skills required to start studying one of the SCE translation programs or the career certificate in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (CCTAFL).

Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT)

The Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) is a test that is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) which is an international benchmark used to describe language ability. SEPT is designed to measure the communicative language ability of individuals for whom English is a second or foreign language. The scores obtained for the SEPT are used for placement decisions of learners into the different levels of the School of Continuing Education (SCE) CEFR-aligned English Language Program, Graduate School of Education, and School of Business (Executive Education) programs. The scores can also be used for additional purposes such as occupational appointments, promotion, travel abroad, and scholarships.

Three language skills are covered by this test, namely listening, reading, and writing. These skills address four main contexts of language use as defined by the CEFR – namely personal, social, occupational, and educational. 

Oral Standardized English Proficiency Test (Oral SEPT)

Oral SEPT is designed to measure the speaking proficiency of individuals for whom English is a second or foreign language. The scores obtained from Oral SEPT are used for placement decisions of learners into the different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)-aligned English Language conversation program or other oral communication programs. The scores can also be used for additional purposes such as occupational appointments, promotion, travel abroad, and scholarships.

Arabic Proficiency Test


The Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) is a test that is designed to assess learners' proficiency in the standard Arabic language. It focuses mainly on Arabic vocabulary, grammar, structure, and writing.

Proficiency Test in Modern Standard Arabic (PTMSA)

PTSMA is a test that is designed to assess learners' proficiency in the modern standard Arabic language. It focuses mainly on modern Arabic vocabulary, grammar, structure, and writing. 

The scores obtained from PTMSA are used for placement decisions of learners in SCE teacher training programs.

Online Oral English Placement Test (OOEPT)

The Online Oral English Placement Test (OOEPT) is an online oral test. It is designed to assess individuals’ speaking language abilities in order to place them into the different levels of the SCE English Language communication programs.