Test takers of the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test, IELTS, will soon have access to a new feature to help them boost the score they need to achieve their global learning and career goals.
Already available in limited cities in Australia with a global roll out to follow this year, IELTS One Skill Retake will enable test takers to redo one of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking) if they did not achieve the score they aimed for the first time around.
Christine Nuttall from Cambridge University Press & Assessment said One Skill Retake is being introduced in response to test taker feedback.
“In any assessment, we recognise that test-takers can underperform for any number of reasons,” Ms Nuttall said.
“IELTS One Skill Retake improves fairness by providing an opportunity to retake a single skill, if the test-taker feels their original performance was not representative of their language ability.”
More information on IELTS One Skill Retake will be shared closer to its launch.