In Malaysia, Cambridge Linguaskill is administered for High-Stakes Testing (HST) and Medium-Stakes Testing (MST) purposes. Learn more about the differences between HST and MST, and find out who administers them in Malaysia. Institutions have the freedom to determine which level of testing is suitable for their applications, and having a good understanding of the differences between the two will help you make better informed decisions.
HST refers to Cambridge Linguaskill tests that are administered with the highest level of test security procedures. The test procedures in HST are implemented beyond Linguaskill's standard guidelines for invigilation. These procedures are designed to protect the integrity of the test and the candidate as much as possible. During testing, HST procedures include (but are not limited to):
Any institution in Malaysia who is accepting Cambridge Linguaskill for high-stakes purposes is encouraged to accept HST. The Institution ID for HST tests administered and officially recognised in Malaysia is MY959. There are no other Institution IDs for HST tests that are being administered and officially recognised in Malaysia.Click here for the full list of HST Linguaskill Test Centers in Malaysia
In Malaysia, Cambridge Linguaskill tests are also used by companies and corporates for internal testing purposes. These tests are not taken for high-stakes testing purposes, and they can be identified by the acronym MST in the organisation field of the test report. MST tests administered in Malaysia are marked by the Institution ID MY959_MST. MST tests are invigilated or proctored as per Linguaskill's standard guidelines for invigilation. MST tests can be accepted for any purpose that is not deemed to be high-stakes by the accepting institution, or where conditions/requirements for acceptance are more relaxed.