Versant is a standard test of speaking and listening skills.
A 10 or 15-minute computerized telephone exam, with results reported immediately through the Internet.
Versant measures the user's spoken English skills by asking the questions consist of the following.
||Versant English Test
||Versant English - Level Test
|Total Number of Questions
|Part A: Reading
|Part B: Repeat Sentences
|Part C: Answer Short Questions
|Part D: Build Sentences
|Part E: Story Retelling
|Part F: Open Questions
The Versant English Test
is a 15-minute spoken English test for adults. The test presents six different
tasks, including reading sentences, repeating sentences, answering short questions,
building sentences, story retelling, and answering open questions.
Typical applications for the Versant English Test:
・Placing students into the correct language course
・Qualifying international teaching assistants
・Certification for evidence of language fluency for job applicants
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The Versant English Test
provides a Score Report consisting of an Overall Score and four sub-scores. The
Overall Score represents the ability to understand English and speak it intelligibly
at a native conversational pace on everyday topics. Sub-scores measure performance
in Sentence Mastery, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Pronunciation. All scores are reported
on a scale of 20 to 80. (See a sample of Score
Reports as PDF
The Versant English Test administration
is easy. The test administrator provides the test-taker with a paper or electronic
(PDF) version of the test and instructions.
The test-taker then calls the Ordinate testing system, enters the Test Identification
Number, and begins the tasks. Instructions are available in a variety of languages.
The Versant English Test also offers administrators the
opportunity to listen to selected responses. The Open Question task requires test-takers
to speak spontaneously in response to open questions. Administrators can listen
to the Open Question responses to better understand a test-taker's spontaneous
fluency and rhetorical skill.
Versant English Test results
are available within minutes of test completion. Administrators can view
and print out test results from ScoreKeeper, a password-protected website for
Extensive validation information has been completed
for the Versant English Test, including The Versant English Test Description and Validation Summary, and validity of the Versant
test for use in Employee Selection. In addition, correlations to the following
English language tests have been calculated: SPEAK, TOEFL, TOEIC and DLI-ILR.