Cambridge Network and St. Mary’s School Select iTEP as its Official English Language Test for St. Mary’s Online Academy

2020-07-13 Mariah Thomson

Waltham, MA – July 13, 2020 – Cambridge Network, a leading service provider for international student programs, in collaboration with St. Mary’s School of Medford, OR, a renowned U.S. private preparatory school, is proud to select the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) as its official English language evaluation for St. Mary’s Online Academy, a synchronous on-site and online education platform for international students.

iTEP, founded in 2002, is a premier English proficiency test for non-native English speakers and is accepted at over 700 institutions, including admissions offices at top U.S. colleges and high schools, such as the California State University System. iTEP delivers an extensive product range for test-takers of any level and industry. iTEP SLATE and Academic Plus is available on-demand for at-home testing in markets around the world, including China. The test is offered 24/7, with scores are delivered to schools within 24 hours of testing. Its virtual proctoring service allows both the test-taker and their screen to be monitored via webcam throughout the exam.

With many English-language testing centers closing their locations around the world due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, international student programs have increasingly looked to reliable take-home options for English proficiency assessments. The pandemic has also caused disruptions to regular school proceedings, forcing many schools to rely on distance and online learning to substitute for traditional classrooms. Many international students returned to their home countries without the reassurance that they will be able to come back to the United States in the fall. While online learning may be an alternative for domestic students, international students are concerned about receiving equitable accessibility and support virtually. Together with iTEP, St. Mary’s Online Academy provides a perfect solution for international student programs for high schools in need of program support and directly addresses international students’ concerns.

St. Mary’s School has been recognized as the Best Catholic High School in Oregon by Niche and has grown to 10 campuses in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Pinghu, Wuhan, Guiyang, Zhengzhou, and Haimen). With graduates of its campuses attending top institutions such as Princeton University, Yale University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a certified online education provider, international students can continue their American education through synchronous online learning and on-campus instruction in their native time zones across ten campuses through St. Mary’s Online Academy. St. Mary’s School, fully accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED) since 1958, will be offering these high-quality courses and certifying the transcripts. St. Mary’s Online Academy continues in the rich tradition of St. Mary’s School and provides an authentic U.S. educational experience with course credits issued through its top-tier program. (Click here to learn more)

For schools interesting in learning more about St. Mary’s Online School, please contact [email protected].

For students interested in St. Mary’s Online Academy, can submit an inquiry form here.