1. Overview
  2. IELTS Results
  3. Band Scores
  4. Four Skills

What IELTS band score should we ask for?

There is no fixed 'pass mark' for IELTS. The appropriate IELTS score required for a given purpose is ultimately something that organisations such as universities, colleges, professional bodies, employers or immigration authorities must decide.

You may do this in the light of your knowledge of the demands placed on language ability in your working context, or your experience of students entering a course of study/training, employees entering a working environment or of migrants entering a new country.

Standards setting is the process of deciding which IELTS score a test taker would need to present before he/she could be allowed to enter a particular course, register as a professional or practice in a specific working environment, etc.

On completion of this module, you will be able to understand the process for setting appropriate English language requirements.

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