English Writing exams are available for all completed English core level tests.
The English Writing test takes about 10 minutes. In the Speaking&Writing exam (Productive skills exam), it is the last section of the test.
The Writing exam consists of two English writing tasks, one focused on written interaction (forms, notes, short messages and e-mails) and one focused on written production (reports and short essays).
You get the result in 7 days after the test completion. The result includes the Productive skills test protocol with comments about your written performance and highlighting the mistakes you made. Successful results are added to your English certificate.
Duration of the writing test as a whole: Approximately 10 minutes (this includes 4 minutes of preparation time)
Target CER level of the writing test: Separate tests for A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 proficiency levels
Channel for test delivery: Typing the texts in the designated areas of the website.
Test content: General English language proficiency test (vocational assessment upon request)
Key test purpose: Proficiency test and placement tests
Other possible test purposes include:
Rating method: A combination of holistic and analytical approach.
It has been claimed that the holistic approach more closely resembles how language production is judged in real life, and can be quicker than using an analytic approach. However, analytic marking can offer richer diagnostic information for L2 learners.
The TrackTest Writing test combines holistic approach with the analytical for rating. For the purposes of the certificate, it uses the quantitative feedback: below the level / meets the level /above the level where is the test-taker’s performance judged as a whole.
In the accompanying Writing test protocol, raters provide also the 3-grade quantitative feedback as well as qualitative feedback.
Performance is rated by manual marking, using 1-2 raters.
Feedback: Both quantitative and qualitative feedbacks are provided for test-takers.
Quantitative feedback: below the level / meets the level /above the level
Qualitative feedback: General feedback and the optional specific feedback.
Instructions: Task instructions are provided written and/or via pictures.