As the leading test of spoken and written language, Versant is being leveraged by leading corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions to provide a more fair, consistent, and efficient option for evaluating language and literacy skills. Versant is also a recognized leader in the call center and BPO industry.
Formerly known as the Spoken English Tests (SET), Versant™ tests are the only completely automated tests of spoken and written languages. Using the patented Ordinate® speech processing technology and Knowledge Analysis Technologies™ text engine, Versant tests can be taken on a telephone or a computer and scores are available online within minutes.
Ordinate Corporation, creator of the Versant tests, has been combined with Pearson's Knowledge Technologies group. In 1996, two Stanford University professors created Ordinate to develop and patent a spoken language testing system using speech processing technology and the advanced science of linguistics. The Versant tests are the first to leverage a completely automated method for testing spoken language. Ordinate Corporation was acquired by Pearson in January, 2008.Read More
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Do your students have the spoken English skills they need for future employment? The Versant™ English Test can be used in school admission and teacher credential programs, to evaluate how well teachers, and students can understand and communicate clearly in English. The test can be taken at any time over the phone and scores are available online within minutes after the test has been completed. Test sections include Reading, Repeats, Short Answer Questions, Sentence Builds, Story Retelling and Open Questions.
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The Versant™ English Placement Test (or 4-Skills Test) has been specially designed for English language learners to automatically evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Using speech processing technology and the advanced science of linguistics, the Versant™ ™ English Placement Test has been used in academic institutions, and private language schools, throughout the world to evaluate the spoken English skills of students , instructors or staff.
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