IELTS Writing Band Descriptors and Key Assessment Criteria


The full assessment scales used by IELTS Writing examiners, are now available. These consist of the IELTS band descriptors and the detailed, key assessment criteria which support the band descriptors.

IELTS' commitment to continuous improvement and ensuring fair and accurate results for test takers, combined with our extensive research capability and data from millions of test takers has seen completion of a review of our Writing assessment criteria to ensure they remain fair, transparent and fit for purpose.

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