IELTS is a truly global test which reflects and respects
IELTS has strict test design, development and validation processes.
These processes ensure that every version of the test is of a
comparable level of difficulty. So every test around the world
provides valid, consistent results.
The quality of the IELTS testing system is underpinned by an
extensive program of research, validation and test
IELTS test material is developed by Cambridge ESOL using the
following stages: commissioning; editing; pretesting; analysis and
banking of material; standards fixing; and question paper
Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop
IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations around the world.
It is unbiased and fair to all cultures and countries.
In addition to this test development and validation, the IELTS Test
Partners commission academic research on aspects of the test and
its uses. See the Researchers
section of this website.
Click here for a
organisations accepting IELTS
IELTS Scores Explained
Analysis of 2011 results