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Versant Writing Test
Purpose
  • Screening candidates for hiring or promotion
  • Screening of teachers or teaching assistants
  • Overseas project assignment for corporations
  • Progress monitoring of English writing training
Test Content
Language tested English
Duration of test ~35 minutes
Test Delivery Computer
Number of Questions 42
Sections included in the test Typing, Sentence Completion, Dictation, Passage Reconstruction, E-Mail Writing
Test Scoring
Score precision Precise numeric score (on 20 to 80 point scale)
Scores Provided Overall score with scores on key written communicative skills
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Organization
  • Voice & Tone
  • Reading Comprehension
Detailed explanation of language capabilities Yes
Score mapping to other language scales Available for Global Scale of English (GSE) and Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
Typing speed and accuracy Yes
Suggestions for improvement Yes
Test Security
Secure capture and storage of test-taker responses Yes
Anonymous test ID numbers to ensure data privacy Yes
Random test form to prevent cheating Yes
Test Delivery & Administration
Delivery over computer Can be installed on PCs that meet minimum system requirements in a secure testing location. Learn more...