iTEP Intern Scoring

More than just a number.

We believe a lot of information can be communicated in a test score. iTEP Intern scores serve not only to compare test-takers and aid in hiring and screening, but can also enable companies to get to know the nuances of their interns’ language skills, and help test-takers better understand their own English skills.

iTEP determines an overall proficiency level from 0 (beginner) to 6 (mastery), as well as individual proficiency levels from 0 to 6 for both skills tested (speaking and listening). The overall score and section scores are expressed in tenth-levels (2.1, 2.2, etc.).

  • Each test section is weighed equally.
  • The listening section consists of multiple-choice questions and is scored automatically by computer. Five sub-skills for this section are also scored to provide detail and insight into how the section score was achieved.
  • There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
  • The speaking samples are evaluated according to standardized criteria by ESL professionals who are native English speakers.

The Official iTEP Score Report presents an individual’s scoring information in both tabular and graphical formats. The graphical format, or skill profile, is particularly useful for displaying a test-takers’s strengths and weaknesses in each of the skills evaluated by the test. This gives companies a more detailed picture of the language skills of their applicants and interns, and offers test-takers with a breakdown of the skills they most need to improve.