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School districts using PAL

English Assessment

Knowing a student’s language level prior to arrival ensures you can time table them accurately, create a smooth arrival experience and increase chances students will get the courses like like.

The Vital English Placement Test covers Reading, Writing, Listening, Grammar and Vocabulary. Results are available instantly, uploaded to TrueNorth or StudyAdmin.

  • DEI compliant (2023 Report available)


To greatly decrease administration at your end we are fully integrated with TrueNorth.

Vital English downloads student details directly from your TrueNorth account, ensures students complete their assessment and automatically uploads their results to TrueNorth.

  • English results converted to your specific Province-levels
  • Vital Math results from grade 2 to 12


Testing international teenagers, a-synchronously in their home country, without parental or agent supervision, in a timely manner, at a reasonable price, is complex and multi-faceted.

However, since 2010, Vital English has successfully tested over 80,000 international students before arriving in Canada.

  • 95% Test Completion Rate
  • 99% Student Satisfaction
  • Timely and Friendly student & admin support

Cost Recovery

The PAL cost-per-student is less than one staff or teacher-hour. Here is how PAL will save your program time and money:
By knowing a student’s English language or Math level before arrival, you can timetable them in advance, and plan for how much extra support they need – or not need
The Orientation works as an onboarding tool, saving you time and money getting students up to speed and having fewer issues. The Orientation alone will decrease agent and parent emails by >40%.
PAL includes Science and Math terminology courses for grade 8 to 12. These courses teach the most important terms, requiring less support from your teachers, saving time and money.
Recruitment & Peace of Mind
PAL is often used as a marketing tool. Agents and parents alike appreciate the extra support for their students. We will create a video like this for you.

How can PAL benefit your school?

Reliable Test

Over 55,000 students have been successfully tested for Listening, Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar.


Covers pre-arrival, airport arrival, town, school, academics, accommodation and Culture. Students are tested on all subjects.


Students & teachers have access to over 60 hours of General Vocabulary and Science and Math Terminology.


Students and administration have full support from our friendly Helpdesk.


Weekly reporting to keep you up to date on test results.


PAL will be branded and customized to your school or school district.


Our platform is fully responsive and can be studied on any laptop, desktop, tablet and phone (iOS and Android).


Many international students come from China, which presents unique challenges for internet accessibility. All PAL software works in China.


Vital English manages the whole student process, right through from activation to completion.

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