Aptis Scoring System

This report describes the scoring and reporting processes in the Aptis suite of tests, as well as outlining the rigorous standards by which Aptis is constructed and aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (Council of Europe, 2001).   

An overview of Aptis score reporting is given in Section 3. This is supported by information about setting and maintaining standards in Section 4 and the relationship between Aptis and the CEFR in Section 5. Information about the process by which Aptis is benchmarked to the CEFR and how cut scores are established is found in Section 6, with further details on CEFR level allocations for individual skill areas and overall L2 English ability in Sections 7 and 8 respectively. Finally in Section 9, there is a discussion on the use and interpretation of Aptis test scores, both on the numerical scale and as CEFR level.