IELTS is the world’s proven test based on extensive research
incorporating advances in applied linguistics, language pedagogy,
language assessment and technology.
Each and every test version is unique so no candidate will ever
receive the same test paper twice.
The development of a test version is rigorous and involves
measuring, testing and trialling test material to ensure it meets
the IELTS quality standards. This extensive process takes up to two
IELTS has a scrupulous marking process using certified examiners
who are comprehensively trained and regularly monitored to ensure
consistency in assessment standards.
It means your institution can rely on an IELTS score to be a
trusted and valid indicator of English language ability –
regardless of the place or time your applicant sat the test.
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control and research for more details on test
production and marking.
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IELTS Scores Explained
Analysis of 2011 results