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How EnglishScore aligns to the CEFR Scoring Scale

What is CEFR?

At EnglishScore we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). CEFR is an international standard used to measure language proficiency. 

Using a 6 point scale it identifies an individual’s English level – with A1 being the score for beginners and C2 for those who have mastered English. This framework is often used to help businesses and education institutions gain an understanding of the English level of their workforce or student population.

You can find out more about how we’ve developed an accurate and reliable English test aligned to the CEFR here.

What is an EnglishScore?

To help you gain a deeper understanding of your English level, we have created a points-based system that offers greater insight into where you score on the CEFR scale. The EnglishScore ranges from 0-599 and assesses your grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening skills.

Understanding CEFR scoring and EnglishScore

Our EnglishScore scale aligns to levels A1-C1 on the CEFR with each one hundred point range correlating to a CEFR level.

EnglishScore CEFR scoring

This graphic illustrates the different levels you can achieve and how your EnglishScore correlates to CEFR.

Compare your score to other test-takers

You can compare your score against other test-takers in your country. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 150 countries now have an EnglishScore. You also can share your results with friends and compete to see who has the highest score.

A globally accepted English certificate

Once you have taken our free English test you will find out your EnglishScore. You will also have the option to purchase a British Council approved Professional Certificate.

Share your certificate

Use your Professional Certificate to prove your level. Add it to your CV or LinkedIn profile to showcase your English skills to employers, or share it digitally on other social networks.

Your certificate can always be independently verified here.

Take the free English test now and find out your score >