The GETS English Placement Test

Quick, Convenient, Accurate & Secure 

The GETS Placement Test assesses English language skills using contemporary settings.

 

The test is computer adaptive. That means the questions will be selected according to the test taker's performance as one progresses through the exam. 

GETS English Placment Test Accreditation

Computer adaptive exams are more secure, easier to administer, cost less and have greater accuracy than traditional "linear" tests. 

 

The exam is 52 questions-—many placement tests are only 30 questions or so—supported by a question bank of over 2,000 question items.

This quick and convenient placement test caters to broadband of proficiency levels (CEFR Levels A2 to C1) and uses innovative methods of assessment such as video-based questions in order to create an immersive and natural test experience.

The test development is backed by three years of research by Qualifications and Assessments International (QAI) in the UK. The GETS Placement Test now is available in Thailand!

Who Should Use this Test?

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  • Universities use it to test large groups of new students quickly and reliably for entrance, progress and exit assessments.

  • Language Schools use it to test new students at home before they arrive for their course, or on their first day at school.

  • Corporate training companies use it to decide what level of training employees need.

  • Human resources departments use it to check the English level of employees.

Results are Aligned to the CEFR

The GETS Placement Test's results are reported in the GETS Scale of English and they are aligned to the CEFR

You can see a sample Test Report Form

The Common European Framework of Reference—or CEFR—measures language ability in a scale of six levels, which start from A1 for beginners to C2 for native English speakers or those who have mastered the language.

 

The CEFR has become the industry standard for measuring language proficiency and a key resource for educational policy worldwide.

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GETS Placement Assesses:

You will receive three score reports from the GET Placement test.

 

Listening: The ability to understand acceptable English accents & pronunciation and the complete, accurate, contextual
meaning of spoken language dialogues or monologues.

Reading: The ability to read everyday texts efficiently and understand their overall meaning as well as detailed meaning.

Use of English: A score comprised of the following components.

  • Spoken English: The ability to make suitable grammatical choices and demonstrate awareness of how the context affects the choice words in conversational English.

  • Written English: The ability to make accurate choices of tone, register, grammar, words, & expressions in written language.

  • Lexical Resource: The awareness of the form-meaning, pronunciation and appropriate usage of words, phrases as well as collocations and idiomatic language.

  • Grammar and Structures: The understanding of grammatical structures. It covers the use of tenses, verb forms, determiners, connectors, prepositions, modals, conditionals, etc.

GETS Placement Test Highlights:

  • 52 questions in 30 minutes.

  • On-Demand: You can take the test when & where you want.

  • Computer Adaptive: the test adjusts itself to the individual's test performance.

  • Video-based engaging format with personalized test experience.

  • Instant Results—automatically marked, accurate & reliable.

 

  • An easy-to-use test to assess English language proficiency.

 

  • Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Analytics for high-quality test item delivery             

       and reporting.

Test Task Types

GETS Placement test uses a variety of question types to allow a test taker to demonstrate their control on the English language. These include:

  • Multiple choices for extended reading

  • True/False/Not-given

  • Listen/watch & select (Video-based)

  • Multiple choice for extended listening

  • Gap-fill​

  • Multiple choice for language accuracy

Results You Can Use

GETS Placement test results are instantaneous.

 

They’re automatically marked, accurate and reliable.

The exam’s results are measured on the GETS Scale of English and aligned to the CEFR. 

Have a question about the GETS English Placement Test?

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