Every aspect of the IELTS test – from test design and
administration to the marking and reporting of results – is subject
to the highest quality controls, security procedures and integrity
The IELTS integrated system of recruitment, training, benchmarking,
certification and monitoring for IELTS examiners ensures that they
are fully qualified, experienced and effective.
Candidate performances in the Writing and Speaking components are
assessed by qualified examiners rather than computers. This
provides a more reliable assessment of real-life skills.
Examiners work to clearly defined criteria and are subject to
detailed quality control procedures which ensure consistency in
assessment no matter where the test is taken in the world.
A similarly rigorous system is in place for the markers of the
Listening and Reading components. Reliability is enhanced by the
double marking of a portion of answer sheets at every test
This meticulous system for marking provides standardised IELTS
testing and assessment around the world.
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