The UK Border Agency undertook an assessment exercise to ensure that all the tests included on the list of approved English language tests for Tier 1 satisfied our required standards of assessment and test security. In support of their application, ETS provided information on:
Award security features
Test verification procedures
How ETS Mapped their test to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages: Learning, Training, assessment (CEFR)
How ETS train their test markers and how marking standards are set
The bona fides of their organisation
The results of ETS's English language tests are recognised by employers and institutions the world wide. However, the actual procurement of testing services is between ETS and the individual applicant taking their test.