PTE Academic – Applying artificial intelligence to English test

Tram Ho

An internationally recognized English test

With more than 1000 educational institutions, schools in the US including Yale University, Princeton, Stanford, Harvard Business School, 100% Australian & New Zealand universities, 98% UK universities, 90% Canadian universities, 100% universities in Sweden, Finland, Ireland and many other countries in Europe and Asia.

With the approval of the UK Department of Home Affairs, from May 2020, Pearson officially opened the exam schedule and held the PTE Academic UKVI, PTE Home exam, in the Secure English Language Tests (SELT) category, which was approved by Immigration and UK-recognized visas, intended for the purpose of applying for student and immigration visas. Exam frequency up to 6 days a week, in the city. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the details are as follows:

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British Consulate General in TP. Ho Chi Minh City, Ian Gibbons shared: “The fact that PTE Academic UKVI becomes an English test in the Secure English Language Test (SELTs) category, which will provide many options available to applicants for work and study visas. We are delighted that this addition will help many Vietnamese people gain opportunities to work and access world-class education. ”

Fair and accurate

PTE Academic is a computerized English test using modern exam scoring method using artificial intelligence. Candidates will be tested all their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a 3-hour exam. Test results will not be judged by a judge but based on an intelligent algorithm, the score is analyzed based on many different answers. To ensure objectivity and consistency.

PTE Academic is not just a multiple choice question but has 20 different question types, integrating skills in each question such as listening and repeating, observing and describing images, charts, maps, etc. summarize the content of a lecture or speech, listen – read a passage and choose incorrect words, summarize the paragraph in one sentence, write an essay … Answers will be evaluated by Pearson experts according to the criteria of language use, content, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, fluency … to form a benchmark framework and be included in the automatic scoring system.

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Therefore, the test is not influenced by factors like the candidate? Where do the contestants come from? or psychological problems, anxiety when having to take the 1: 1 speaking test with examiners. PTE Academic will focus on testing candidates’ English proficiency and ability.

Fast and flexible

During the past 10 years, the PTE Academic Test has not used a paper certificate at all but uses an electronic certificate for convenience and fastness. Candidates usually receive results within 48 hours and can set up a fast exam schedule within 24 hours.

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Candidates are fully active in scheduling exams through the Pearson PTE Academic website, accessing exam information, booking exam schedules, tracking and searching test scores, accessing exam preparation resources and share learning experiences.

In particular, each candidate’s certificate will have a unique code, to make it convenient for schools, educational institutions, and government agencies to compare results on Pearson’s online makeup, to ensure the accurate and transparent.

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Source : Genk