Educational Testing Service

Home Office written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the Test of English for International Communication tests were found to be (a) invalid and (b) questionable in the review carried out by Educational Testing Service for his Department in 2014.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

UKVI transparency data provides details of invalid and questionable test results in response to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017

The table in SELT_01 contains the information requested. The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.

Further details (including on total number of test analysed by ETS) have previously been provided to the Home Affairs Select Committee. This information continues to be available on their website.

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