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International Test of English Proficiency

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iTEP Exams

The iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) is the best way to assess the English proficiency of non-native speakers. The iTEP Academic and iTEP Business exams are specially tailored to test the skills needed for higher education and the workplace. iTEP SLATE (Secondary Level Assessment Test of English) is designed for young learners of English as a second language. The newest iTEP test, iTEP Hospitality, contains content and skill assessments specific for the hospitality industry. All four exams share the same intuitive structure, a standardized scoring rubric, and convenient administration procedures.

Objectives

A large number of technically good students with communication challenge as a limitation leads to loss of academic scores in university examination and missed job opportunities owing to poorly faring in the interviews. This is is a major issue of concern. Preparation of the students must focus not only on written English, but also the listening skills as well as the ability of a student to fluently communicate. Majority of recruiters for professional courses based on technology are increasingly testing the job seekers for the proficiency in English Language because of the global clientele. The objective of the courses being proposed in addition to the curriculum is to ensure the success of our students in technical subjects with better expressions.

iTEP Advantages

Here are a few reasons to choose iTEP exam for English language preparation evaluation:

  • The exams evaluate reading, listening and grammar. The iTEP Plus series also evaluates speaking and writing. This helps the students in overall improvement
  • The writing and speaking sections call for writing and speaking production from the test-taker
  • Detailed results closely reflect the user's English level and register small improvements on repeated tests
  • Results are presented on a clear, informative Official Score Report
  • The official score report presents an individual's scoring information in both tabular and graphical formats. The graphical format, referred to as the Skill Profile, is particularly useful for displaying a user's strengths and weaknesses in each of the skills evaluated by the test.
  • The test determines an overall proficiency level from 0 (beginner) to 6 (mastery), as well as individual proficiency levels from 0 to 6 for each of the skills tested. For greater accuracy, scores are also expressed in tenth-levels (2.1, 2.2, etc.).

Test Content

In each section, examinees will encounter content and questions targeted at varying levels of proficiency.

A. Reading – 20 minutes/2 parts

Part 1: One intermediate-level passage about 250 words in length, followed by 4 multiple-choice questions

Part 2: One upper-level paragraph about 450 words in length, followed by 6 multiple-choice questions

B. Listening – 20 minutes/3 parts

Part 1: Four high-beginning to low-intermediate-level short conversations of 2-3 sentences, each followed by one multiple-choice question

Part 2: One 2-3-minute intermediate-level conversation, followed by 4 multiple-choice questions

Part 3: One 4-minute upper-level lecture, followed by 6 multiple-choice questions

C. Grammar (Structure) – 10 minutes/1 part

This section is comprised of twenty-five multiple-choice questions, each of which tests the examinee's familiarity with a key feature of English structure. This section includes a range of structures from simple to more complex, as well as both beginning and advanced vocabulary. Each type of question is preceded by on-screen examples.

D. Writing – 25 minutes/2 parts

Part 1: The examinee is given five minutes to write a 50-75 word note, geared at the low intermediate level, on a supplied topic

Part 2: The examinee is given 20 minutes to write a 175-225 word piece expressing and supporting his or her opinion on an upper-level written topic

E. Speaking – 5 minutes/2 parts

Part 1: The examinee hears and reads a short question geared at low-intermediate level, then has 30 seconds to prepare a spoken response, and 45 seconds to speak.

Part 2: The examinee hears a brief upper-level statement presenting two sides of an issue, then is asked to express his or her thoughts on the topic, with 45 seconds to prepare, and 60 seconds to speak.

Measurable Outcome

The test focuses on measuring the English proficiency level of students through iTEP, with the goal of IDENTIFYING the grey areas in English & providing IMPROVEMENT MEASURES accordingly, thus helping in enhancing the employability quotient of the test takers (student) required for placements.

Scoring/Grading:

The test will determine an overall proficiency level from 0 (Beginner) to 6 (Mastery), as well as individual proficiency levels from 0 to 6 for each of the skills tested. For greater accuracy, scores are also expressed in tenth-levels (2.1, 2.2, etc.). The test is graded as follows:

1. The reading, listening, and grammar sections are scored automatically by the computer

2.The writing and speaking samples are evaluated by native English-speaking, ESL-trained professionals, according to a standardized scoring rubric

3. The Official Score Report presents an individual's scoring information in both tabular and graphical formats - the graphical format, or skill profile, is particularly useful for displaying an examinee's strengths and weaknesses in each of the skills evaluated by the test.

Levels:

The six proficiency levels identified by the test may be expressed briefly as follows:

A. Level 0.0 – 2.4: Beginner

B. Level 2.5 – 3.4: Elementary

C. Level 3.5 – 3.9: Intermediate

D. Level 4.0 – 4.9: Upper Intermediate

E. Level 5.0 – 5.9: Advanced

F. Level 6.0: Mastery

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