The Test Taker’s Guide to the OET Test Result & Assessment

The Occupational English Test has developed a new results scale and assessment criteria to evaluate test taker’s communication skills. Aside from enrolling in an OET Cebu review center, it is practical that you know the intricacies of the Occupational English Test, which includes these updated OET Results Scale and Assessment Criteria for each OET component.

OET Results Table

The Occupational English Test results table consists of the old and updated version of the OET result scale, as well as the band descriptors. To boost your OET Cebu review preparations even more, check out the table below:

Old

OET Result Scale

Updated

OET Result Scale

OET Band Descriptors

A450–500The test taker can communicate very fluently and effectively with patients and other medical professionals using appropriate lexical resources and shows a complete understanding of written or spoken language.
B350–440The test taker can communicate effectively with the patients and other medical professionals using correct lexical resources (with only occasional inaccuracies and hesitations) and shows a good understanding of various clinical contexts.
C+300–340The test taker can maintain the interaction in a relevant healthcare environment despite occasional lapses and errors, and can also follow standard spoken language normally encountered in his/her field of specialization.
C200–290
D100–190The test taker can maintain some interaction and understand factual information in their field of specialization, but may ask for clarification. The test taker also has a high density of errors and misuse of technical language that causes significant strains and breakdowns in communication.
E0–90The test taker can manage simple interaction on familiar medical topics and understand the main point in short and simple messages. The test taker also has a high density of errors and misuse/overuse of technical language that causes significant strains and breakdowns in communication.

OET Assessment Criteria

Since the Occupational English Test consists of four components, each component has its own scoring assessment and criteria. If you’re a student enrolled in an OET review center, check out these scoring assessment/criteria for each OET component:

OET Listening Test – The Listening Part A is marked by trained OET assessors while Parts B and C are computer scanned and automatically scored.

OET Reading Test – The Reading Part A is also marked by trained OET assessors while Parts B and C are also computer scanned and automatically scored.

OET Writing Test – The Writing Test is marked by OET assessors according to these five scoring criteria:

1. Overall Task Fulfillment

2. Appropriateness of Language

3. Comprehension of Stimulus

4. Linguistic Features (Grammar and Cohesion)

5. Presentation Features (Spelling, Punctuation, and Layout)

OET Speaking Test – The Speaking Test is marked by OET assessors according to these nine scoring criteria:

1. Intelligibility

2. Fluency

3. Appropriateness of Language

4. Resources of Grammar

5. Relationship Building

6. Indicators of Understanding & Incorporating the Patient’s Perspective

7. Indicators of Providing Structure

8. Indicators for Information Gathering

9. Indicators for Information Giving

One final reminder: During your OET Cebu review classes, look for various OET study materials and practice tests to boost your exam preparation and achieve a high band score.

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