The students are expected to perform at the Advanced-High or Superior Level, as defined below. If they fail to do so, they may be re-tested after further preparation.
ADVANCED-HIGH (Level 3+)
The students are able to write about a variety of topics with significant precision and in detail. They can discuss concrete aspects of topics related to particular interests and specialized fields of competence. They often show remarkable fluency and ease of expression, but under time constraints and pressure their writing may show flaws. The students are generally strong in either grammar or vocabulary, but not in both. Some misuse of vocabulary may still be evident. Style may also be obviously non-native.
SUPERIOR (Level 4):
The students exercise good control over a full range of structures, spelling or non-alphabetic symbol production. Their wide general vocabulary allows them to hypothesize and present arguments or points of view accurately and effectively. An underlying organization (such as chronological ordering, logical ordering, cause and effect, comparison, and thematic development) is strongly evident, but it may not be thoroughly executed nor totally reflect the target language patterns. Although the students are sensitive to differences in formal and informal style, they still may not tailor their writing precisely to a variety of purposes and/or readers. Their errors in writing rarely disturb natives or cause miscommunication.