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English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

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Students learning English as a second language during childhood, adolescence or as an adult, may participate in the ESL series of tests. There are 3 ESL Tests:

  • ESL Language Use Test
    1. This test determines a student's correct use of English grammar in sentences
    2. Number of Questions: 20
    3. Average Test Time: 35-40 Minutes
    4. May Test: Twice in 3 Years
    5. Requirements: Must Take All 3 ESL Tests When Testing
    6. Re-Test Waiting Period: 1 Week


  • ESL Reading Skills Test
    1. This test assesses a student's ability to read in English
    2. Number of Questions: 20
    3. Average Test Time: 35-40 Minutes
    4. May Test: Twice in 3 Years
    5. Requirements: Must Take All 3 ESL Tests When Testing
    6. Re-Test Waiting Period: 1 Week


  • ESL Sentence Meaning Test
    1. This test assesses a student's understanding of sentences written in English
    2. Number of Questions: 20
    3. Average Test Time: 35-40 Minutes
    4. May Test: Twice in 3 Years
    5. Requirements: Must Take All 3 ESL Tests When Testing
    6. Re-Test Waiting Period: 1 Week