December 2020 ECCE-ECPE: Letter from Michigan Language Assessment to exams stakeholders in Greece

17/11/2020

Due to the ongoing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, and in accordance with current government-mandated quarantines, curfews, and travel restrictions, Michigan Language Assessment has made the difficult decision to postpone the ECCE and ECPE exams that were due to take place in Greece on 12/13 December 2020.

The ECCE and ECPE are distinguished English language certifications that have created and continue to create educational and professional opportunities for hundreds of thousands citizens in Greece. The decision to delay the December administrations has been taken by Michigan Language Assessment in conjunction with the Hellenic American Union to ensure that the health and safety of students, families, teachers, test center staff, and the larger Greek community is not put at risk during the continuing pandemic. It is of paramount importance that exams are rescheduled only when it is safe to do so.

The postponed December 2020 ECCE and ECPE would have been the last sessions administered for the exams in their current format. Revised versions of the ECCE and ECPE will be given beginning in May 2021 as planned. The revised tests will reflect feedback from test users, changes to the test-taker population, and new thinking in language assessment. However, there is no change to the level of difficulty from the current version, nor will the standards change.

Michigan Language Assessment recognizes that individuals registered for the December 2020 exam administrations have prepared for the current versions of the exams, and need to have the opportunity to take those versions. Therefore, we are making sure that the rescheduling of the exams takes place in January 2021, if possible, thus providing the opportunity for people to demonstrate their English language abilities on a version of the tests with which they are familiar.

As always, the HAU will remain your first point of contact for any queries relating to the forthcoming ECCE and ECPE exam sessions, and will confirm the revised 2021 administration dates in due course.

Thank you for your continued support of the Michigan exams, and please stay safe and well during these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,

Sharon Harvey
CEO, Michigan Language Assessment

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Last Update At: 2020/11/17 - 16:05:18

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