‘One-answer’ IELTS comes under scrutiny

United Kingdom: Academia’s leading language exam has won favour among immigration authorities, but that could be about to change if calls for more diversity in assessment gain a hearing, reports Max de Lotbinière at the Guardian. With international student mobility has booming in recent years, so has the number of candidates taking the Ielts test of English. According to i-graduate, an international higher education research group, more than half of the 40,000 students it surveyed last year used an Ielts test certificate to display their English language proficiency when they were applying to English-medium universities.

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