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Versant English Writing Test

 

Overview: The Versant™ Writing Test is an English proficiency test which measures writing skills. It assesses the use of everyday written English in a workplace environment. The evaluates writing abilities, including grammar, vocabulary, organization, voice & tone, and reading comprehension. Test questions reflect many different workplace situations that require written English, including taking notes, summarizing, and responding to emails.

Administration: Web, Mobile App, or Computer

Completion Time: 35 minutes

Scores/Interpretation: Automated Scoring: Tests are taken on a computer and are scored by advanced automated scoring systems including the Knowledge Analysis Technologies™ (KAT) engine which evaluates the meaning of text by examining whole written passages.

 
 
 

Product Details

The Versant™ Writing Test is an English proficiency test which measures writing skills. It assesses the use of everyday written English in a workplace environment. The test takes about 35 minutes to complete, and evaluates writing abilities, including grammar, vocabulary, organization, voice & tone, and reading comprehension. Test questions reflect many different workplace situations that require written English, including taking notes, summarizing, and responding to emails.

Tests are taken on a computer and are scored by advanced automated scoring systems including the Knowledge Analysis Technologies™ (KAT) engine which evaluates the meaning of text by examining whole written passages.

Use This Test To:

  • Screen customer service recruits - especially for call center positions
  • Assess the communication skills of professional or teaching staff
  • Evaluate staff or overseas assignments or global project teams
  • Place or measuring progress in training programs

Why Use Versant

  • Accurate, objective, and reliable test scored by advanced computing and text processing technology to eliminate human and cultural bias.
  • On-demand, easily administered test which can be taken anytime and at any place on a computer.
  • Time saving test administration with a test that is ~35 minutes and automated scoring that is available online within minutes after the test is completed.

For Versant for Web:

Operating System

Any (no mobile support)

Browser Compatibility

Chrome v23 or higher
Internet Explorer v9 or higher
Firefox v17 or higher
Safari v6 or higher

Flash Version

Internet Explorer only - v11 or higher

Network Bandwidth

32 KB/s

Screen Resolution

1024px X 768px

Headset

USB headset with microphone

For Versant for Web:

Operating System

iOS v 8.0+
Android v 4.4+

Storage

App download size ~5MB
Minimum storage required to take a test 25 MB
Storage required to pre-download tests 140 MB

Network (Recommended)

3G or Wi-Fi Internet connection during test download (6-12 MB)
3G or Wi-Fi Internet connection during response upload (6-12 MB)

NOTE: Internet is not required while taking the test.

Headset

Optional

For Computer Delivered Testing (CDT):

System

Windows® XP SP3+, Vista, or 7
Pentium® III at 600 MHz or higher

Storage

5 GB free disk space
512 MB of RAM

Network (Recommended)

Broadband Internet connection Network security access to allow CdtClient.exe application to access https://www.versanttest.com (port 443)

Browser

Internet Explorer 7.0 (or higher)

Headset

Optional

Other

Sound card / audio driver to play audio
Screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

Scoring

The Knowledge Analysis Technologies™ (KAT) testing system automatically scores the writing test and provides scores for each of the skill areas (grammar, vocabulary, organization, voice & tone, and reading comprehension) as well as an overall score.  Scores are available in the form of score reports within minutes after a test is completed.

Score Reports

To view a sample score report, please click here.  The report outlines the skill areas evaluated (sentence mastery, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation) and provides a score for each, as well as an overall score.  There is also commentary on the candidate's capabilities. 

Resources

Sample Test

To view a sample test document, please click here.  The document shows the parts of the writing test (typing, sentence completion, dictation, passage reconstruction and e-Mail writing and provides a sample item for each task. 

Tutorial Guide

To view the Versant English Writing Test tutorial guide, please click here.  This guide will familiarize you with each part of the test, including instructions for each section and general Do's and Don'ts.

Take a Demo Test

To experience a demo test, please click here.  You will be asked to complete a brief form to give you access to the demo test. Demo tests are limited to one per person.   [click through to Request a Demo form]

Pricing & Ordering


Available for purchase online soon!

Please call 1 (800) 328-5999 to order.

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