Middle School English Speaking Test

With the aim of advancing in high school the communication skills that students acquire in elementary and middle school, the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education is promoting an integrated English education throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
It plans to administer the Middle School English Speaking Test to all 3rd grade Tokyo public middle school students starting in 2022.
Scores earned on this test will be applied towards the entrance examinations for Tokyo metropolitan high schools.

Aim of Administering the English Speaking Test at Middle Schools

By assessing students’ learning in middle school and using that information to make the entrance examinations for Tokyo metropolitan high schools, middle schools will provide higher quality speaking-related instruction while high school students will acquire a better command of practical English.

Aim of Administering the English Speaking Test at Middle Schools

Schedule

Following an assessment pretest administered in 2020 and 2021, all 3rd grade Tokyo public middle school students will take the Middle School English Speaking Test in 2022.
Scores earned on this test will be applied towards the entrance examinations for Tokyo metropolitan high schools.

Schedule

(*The above changes were made to the schedule beginning in 2020 due to the effects of temporary closures of middle schools and other institutions as a means to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and out of consideration for school operation following the resumption of educational activities.)