The Junior General Test of English Language Proficiency
G-TELP Junior Tests differ significantly from other English Language Proficiency Tests in several ways.
G-TELP Junior Tests are criterion-referenced, whereas other commonly used tests are norm-referenced. Junior G-TELP proficiency assessments are made according to universally recognized criteria that describe the ability of the examinee in the performance of specific language tasks. In contrast, norm-referenced tests compare the examinee's test scores with those of other examinees. Those scores serve as general indicators of language proficiency relative to that of other test-takers, but provide no objective, diagnostic information.
G-TELP Junior Tests provide detailed, task-referenced information on the examinee's performance, contained in a profile report that is formative. This report indicates what individuals can do with the English language, thus making it possible to better ascertain performance levels of competence, as well as strengths and weaknesses.
A Certificate of Achievement issued by the International Testing Services Center is presented to examinees who receive a passing score.
G-TELP Junior Tests evaluate the skills of examinees at five different levels of competence. By focusing on a specific level of proficiency, each test achieves more extensive sampling of performance than a single test that assesses multiple levels.
The students are able to constantly enhance their English skills by taking G-TELP Level Tests after taking the G-TELP Junior Tests.
G-TELP Junior Levels 1 to 5 more closely approximate a measure of communicative competence in grammar, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.
G-TELP Junior Tests provide a measure of general English language proficiency, which focuses on practical English useful in everyday life.