Spectrum™ is a high-quality English testing system developed by Lidget Green for adults learning the English language (ELLs) or those learning English as a foreign language (EFL). It is designed to help make low to medium stakes decisions and is convenient and competitively priced. Tests can be administered in either paper-and-pencil format or online.

Spectrum™ Academic English is a secure test of English language ability with listening, reading, and writing modules. The test is ideal for student placement and/or tracking student progress in ELL/EFL study programs. The Spectrum™ Academic English test is designed to cover the full range of ELL ability, from beginner to advanced speaker.

This test is especially suitable for programs that prepare foreign students for U.S. college study, so it is focused on a college environment. It is important to note that the test does not require knowledge of a particular university environment, nor the terms within a specific academic discipline. The test is often used as a convenient, cost-effective test of general English proficiency.

There are two forms of Spectrum™ Academic English available in both listening and reading: Form A and Form B. The Spectrum™ Academic English tests are scored with both a numeric scale and a set of proficiency descriptors to help interpret the scores.

For more information, please visit www.SpectrumAcademic.com


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