In the Speaking and Writing tests, you will be asked to grade other people. You will only grade people that sat the same test as you. EnglishScore uses this, together with AI technology, to calculate your score. This blend of scoring is approximately 66% calculated using our AI technology and 33% determined by peer graders. Controlled studies show that our scoring performs as well as a human examiner. Take a look at how we have created an accurate Speaking Test!
When you finish the test, you will be asked to grade other people's responses. This will contribute to their overall score, but grading others will not affect your own score. As we ask many test-takers to grade other people, no individual grader will have a major impact on your final score. If there are any unreliable scores from a peer grader, these will not be used to calculate the final score. For most learners, being understood by others around the world rather than by one expert provides a more authentic reflection of the types of interactions they will have to deal with in a global workplace and their everyday life.