The Versant English Test, is an assessment instrument designed to measure how well a person understands and speaks English. The Versant English Test is intended for adults and students over the age of 15 and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Because the Versant English Test is delivered automatically by the Versant testing system, the test can be taken at any time, from any location by phone or via computer. A human examiner is not required. The computerized scoring allows for immediate, objective, and reliable results that correspond well with traditional measures of spoken English performance.
The Versant English Test measures facility with spoken English, which is a key element in English oral proficiency. Facility in spoken English is how well the person can understand spoken English on everyday topics and respond appropriately at a native-like conversational pace in English. Academic institutions, corporations, and government agencies throughout the world use the Versant English Test to evaluate the ability of students, staff, and officers to understand spoken English and to express themselves clearly and appropriately in English. Scores from the Versant English Test provide reliable information that can be applied to placement, qualification and certification decisions, as well as monitor progress and measure instructional outcomes.