Test Statistics

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Candidate performance

Note: In these sets of data, Nationality and First Language statistics are self-reported by candidates. Nationality may indicate where candidates are currently residing or from where they have immigrated, therefore, it is not an indicator of what language a candidate might speak or their proficiency in English.

Nationality may not correlate to proficiency of the official or common languages spoken in that country. First language is not an indicator of what a candidate’s proficiency in that self-reported first language might be; it also does not take into account other languages that candidate may possess.

Grade information

For the period covered by this report, OET was assessed on a 6-grade scale (A to E, including C+) and reports grades for each individual sub-test[1] . Grades for each sub-test are shown here according to a variety of classifications. OET does not report overall grades, only for each individual sub-test.

[1] Note: Since September 2018 OET has been assessed on a new score reporting system from 500 to 0, with the 6-grade scale (A-E including C+) to be used alongside this new score reporting system.

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Demographic data

Note: In these sets of data, Nationality and First Language statistics are self-reported by candidates. Nationality may indicate where candidates are currently residing or from where they have immigrated, therefore, it is not an indicator of what language a candidate might speak or their proficiency in English.

Nationality may not correlate to proficiency of the official or common languages spoken in that country. First language is not an indicator of what a candidate’s proficiency in that self-reported first language might be; it also does not take into account other languages that candidate may possess.

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Test performance

The reliability of each sub-test is reported using Cronbach’s Alpha, which measures the internal consistency of a test. The figures below show the average reliability values for the combined administrations of the OET test per sub-test in 2018.

  • Reliability of Listening sub-test: 0.86
  • Reliability of Reading sub-test: 0.83
  • Reliability of Writing sub-test: 0.79
  • Reliability of Speaking sub-test: 0.83

Candidate performance

Note: In these sets of data, Nationality and First Language statistics are self-reported by candidates. Nationality may indicate where candidates are currently residing or from where they have immigrated, therefore, it is not an indicator of what language a candidate might speak or their proficiency in English.

Nationality may not correlate to proficiency of the official or common languages spoken in that country. First language is not an indicator of what a candidate’s proficiency in that self-reported first language might be; it also does not take into account other languages that candidate may posess.

Grade information

For the period covered by this report, OET was assessed on a 5-grade scale (A to E) and reports grades for each individual sub-test . Grades for each sub-test are shown here according to a variety of classifications. OET does not report overall grades, only for each individual sub-test.

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Demographic data

Note: In these sets of data, Nationality and First Language statistics are self-reported by candidates.
Nationality may indicate where candidates are currently residing or from where they have immigrated, therefore, it is not an indicator of what language a candidate might speak or their proficiency in English.

Nationality may not correlate to proficiency of the official or common languages spoken in that country. First language is not an indicator of what a candidate’s proficiency in that self-reported first language might be; it also does not take into account other languages that candidate may posess.

Download demographic data

Test performance

The reliability of each sub-test is reported using Cronbach’s Alpha, which measures the internal consistency of a test. The figures below show the average reliability values for the combined administrations of the OET test per sub-test in 2017.

  • Reliability of Listening sub-test: 0.88
  • Reliability of Reading sub-test: 0.83
  • Reliability of Writing sub-test: 0.82
  • Reliability of Speaking sub-test: 0.86