What is the Dynamic Placement Test?

Online placement test for English

Quick to set up, easy to run — and it gives instant results. Let the online Dynamic Placement Test take the hard work out of placing each of your students into their correct class. All it takes is 30 minutes to find a learner’s CEFR level, fine-tuned with a numeric score. It's instant. It's accurate. It's reliable.

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The only qualified online placement test that can be completed with mobile, with instant result delivered

Why choose the Dynamic Placement Test?

Start this online English test with any device, anywhere, anytime


Use your computers, or the student's own device. Test them in the lab, or at home. Online or offline.

telc - EU's leading language testing specialist is the content provider of the Dynamic Placement Test


Devised, written and maintained by telc, the EU's leading language testing specialist — trusted since 1975.

The customer support team of ClarityEnglish is highly reliable


And it comes with reliable, consistent support. Our team is there to help you, every step of the way.

Our clients

Not only is the test instant, accurate and reliable, it's also affordable. That's why it's chosen by language schools to test their students pre-arrival, university English centres, independent schools, an EU project to help refugees, corporate training segments and recruitment agencies auditing their applicants' English.

Université d’Orléans
EU HOPES Project
Abu Dhabi Knowledge Group
British Council
Tutors in China

Dynamic Placement Test Blog

How do job applicants view the Dynamic Placement Test?


Henry Woo took the Dynamic Placement Test as part of his job interview with ClarityEnglish. He reflects on the experience.

Do students prefer digital or paper-based tests?

Do students prefer digital or paper-based tests?

JULY, 2020

Universitas Indonesia has adopted the Dynamic Placement Test. Read students' reactions to their first experience of digital testing.

Placement test results: what do they mean?

Placement test results: what do they mean?

JULY, 2020

Andrew Stokes reminds us of the purpose of a placement test (with thanks to Laura Edwards of telc Language Tests for her input).

How to take an online test when you have no Internet access

How to take an online test when you have no Internet access

MAY, 2020

Andrew Stokes explains how an online test can support those with unreliable connectivity — or no Internet access at all.

The importance of placement testing

Dr. Sean McDonald of telc explores how using an English placement test to find his students’ language level contributes to their success as learners.