What is the Dynamic Placement Test?

Online placement test for English

Quick to set up, easy to run — and it gives results in just 30 minutes. The Dynamic Placement Test takes the hard work out of determining each test taker's CEFR level. The results are delivered to you online, with a fine-tuned numeric score. It's instant. It's accurate. It's reliable.

Why choose the Dynamic Placement Test?

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


Use your computers, or the test taker’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 test of ClarityEnglish is affordable


We've worked hard to ensure the test is competitively priced and will fit in with your budget.

Our clients

Schools, universities and companies use the test for a variety of purposes, including testing incoming students pre- or post-arrival, assigning learners to specific courses, and filtering job applicants based on their English. Find out more about how these institutions (and others) use the Dynamic Placement Test.

British Council
Strathclyde University
Rugby School
Universitas Indonesia
National Taiwan University
Ministry of Education, Peru
Université d'Orléans
BAE Systems
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Dynamic Placement Test Blog & News

Finalist for the 2021 International e-Assessment Awards

MAY, 2021

ClarityEnglish, in collaboration with Atlas English, are Finalists for the 2021 International e-Assessment Awards! The category is the Best International Implementation Award. This is for our part in the HOPES project, testing the English of 8,000 Syrian refugees using the Dynamic Placement Test. See video

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Matching test items to the CEFR: the first two stages

JUNE, 2021

In this post, Andrew Stokes looks at the first two stages of matching test items to the CEFR – with an accompanying webinar clip and report.

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Associate member of Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)

MAY, 2021

To make sure Clarity’s Dynamic Placement Test continues to meet the highest standards in language testing, we have become an Associate Member of ALTE. We look forward to upholding the ALTE mission of setting standards, sustaining diversity and maximising impact.