IELTS provides a profile of a candidate’s ability to use
Candidates receive scores on a Band Score from 1 (Non User) to 9
(Expert User). Candidates receive a score for each test component –
Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The individual scores are
then averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score.
See IELTS band scores
for an explanation of each band. For more information on the
marking process and how band scores are calculated,
see Score processing and
reporting. Also see Setting IELTS requirements.
IELTS Scores Explained DVD
For an in-depth explanation of IELTS scores, institutions
can order the IELTS
Scores Guide DVD.
The DVD will be helpful for organisations that use IELTS, as
well as course designers, teachers and anyone who needs to
understand how IELTS scores relate to language ability.
Order the IELTS Scores Guide
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