The Cambridge English Test Portal (also known as Metrica) is an online portal used to administer Linguaskill Tests.
Below is a step-by-step guide for setting up, running tests and producing results for Linguaskill tests in the Cambridge English Test Portal.
You should already have your Login, but if not please let us know by getting in touch with the Helpdesk here.
Please follow these steps to setup and run tests through the Cambridge English Test Portal:
You will have been provided with a default Location and Venue. You can add additional Venues if required.
This page has further details on Venues, and a tutorial showing how to create them:
The main contact at your centre will already have been provided with Agent access. The Agent can then create additional users if required.
This page has tutorials on how to add and activate new users:
3. Purchase Test Credits in the Shop
Test Credits are purchased in the portal via the Shop. Test credits are later used to generate candidate logins.
The following article contains tutorials on how to view the number of test credits you have available, and how to purchase additional test credits:
A default session will already have been created for you, however, you can create additional sessions if you wish.
Additional sessions can be used to organise your tests, for example, if you have two Venues you may wish to create a session for each Venues to keep them separate.
The following article contains tutorials on how to add new sessions:
5. Adding Entries
Once you've purchased enough test credits, you can generate candidate logins. This can be done via a number of methods:
Entry Codes, Bulk Entry Import, Single Candidate Entry and Search Existing
This page contains full details on each of these methods:
6. Managing Entries
This page contains full details on withdrawing and unlocking candidates, and exporting their login details:
7. Candidate takes the test
The test is now ready to run. Candidates use the same website to run the test.
This page shows the candidate's test experience:
8. Access Candidate results
Once candidates have completed the test, you can view candidate's results via the portal.
This page explains how to access the candidate's results:
9. Setup Clients
If you have any clients, you can set up their Location and User accounts.
This page has further information and tutorials on this:
10. Client test orders
Before a Client is able to generate logins, they will need to be allocated Test Credits. You can do this by manually allocating them Test Credits. The steps for this are in this article:
Clients are also able to place orders, and the Agent can approve or reject them. The steps for this are in this article:
Technical and Hardware Requirements
Computers used to run any tests on the Cambridge English Test Portal must meet the minimum requirements details on this page:
Speaking Test Setup
Before candidates start the Speaking exam, the headset and sound settings must be configured as shown in this guide to ensure the test runs correctly.
An FAQ for the Cambridge English Test Portal can be viewed here:
Candidate Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start guide demonstrates how to setup and start a Linguaskill exam on the candidates' computer.
Practice tests can be used by candidates to gain some experience of what the Linguaskill exam will be like.
Still need help?
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