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English Language Skills Test
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Detailed Description+

Tests knowledge of English in the areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.
This is an economical, multi-dimensional, adaptive test of English language skills. These skills are of ever-greater importance in our society. This test is therefore used in personnel selection and development in the fields of staff & management assessments, educational counseling (job & career placement) and academic testing.

Test forms+

S1: Standard form
S3: Adaptive standard form
S5: Screening form

Task+

The respondent works the tasks in multiple-choice format. Different subtests require the respondent to name synonyms, fill in the gaps in a text or answer questions about a particular text. Answers can be corrected, repeatedly if necessary, within the given time limit.

Dimensions+

Cognitive abilities

Languages+

English (USA)

French

German

Duration+

approx. 40 minutes if all subtests of test form S1 or S3 are presented and approx. 15 minutes if all subtests of test form S5 are presented.

Age+

Norms for ages 16+.

Test administration+

Controlled Mode

Proctored Mode

Open Mode


Scoring+

The following main variables are scored:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

A CEFR classification is also given. The Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR) enables the results to be compared internationally. Competence levels are assessed on a scale ranging from A1 (elementary language usage) to C2 (almost native language fluency).

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LanguagesEnglish (USA)
LanguagesFrench
LanguagesGerman
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DimensionsCognitive abilities
Test typeSpecial Ability Tests