TOEIC® Scores now Accepted by the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration
- Jason Baran
- Jason Baran
Princeton, N.J. (December 14, 2011) —
The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration is accepting scores from Educational Testing Service's (ETS) TOEIC® tests to measure the English-language proficiency of persons from around the world wishing to work or settle in the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration expects to receive approximately 1,000 applicants annually who will take the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests to demonstrate their English-language skills. Scores will apply to workers from all sectors and are not based on a tier system or type of work.
"We are encouraged by the Cayman Islands' use of fair and valid assessments to advance quality and equity in education," Mohammad Kousha, ETS Executive Director-Global said. "TOEIC assessments offer job seekers a competitive advantage and an internationally recognized credential to distinguish them from other candidates."
The Cayman Islands acceptance of TOEIC follows the U.K. Border Agency's announcement earlier this year that persons from around the world wishing to work or settle in the United Kingdom may use the TOEIC test to demonstrate their English proficiency for all visas under the United Kingdom's points-based system.
The TOEIC tests are the most widely accepted English-language assessments in the workplace environment. With more than six million tests administered last year, the TOEIC tests are the global standard for assessing workplace English-language communication skills for companies, institutions and government agencies around the world. The TOEIC tests currently are used by more than 10,000 organizations in 120 countries worldwide.
About the TOEIC® Test
For more than 30 years the TOEIC® test has been the global standard for measuring workplace English-language communication skills. The TOEIC tests, including the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests are used by more than 10,000 businesses, organizations and government agencies in 120 countries. In 2010, more than six million TOEIC tests were administered worldwide, establishing the TOEIC Program as the largest and most widely used English-language assessment for the workplace. For more information on the TOEIC tests and other services provided by the TOEIC Program visit www.ets.org/toeic.
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries worldwide. www.ets.org