Section 10 - Grading The Test
Test performance will be graded in two ways: globally and focusing on specific details.
Global evaluation will assess the following aspects:
- understanding and communication of meaning,
- correctness of expression in English (grammar and structure),
- mastery of general vocabulary and basic legal terminology,
- ability to recognize and reproduce register (i.e. formal speech, neutral and informal speech),
- fluency of delivery,
- ability to speak clearly and understandably, and
- use of appropriate stress and intonation when speaking.
Evaluation of details
In addition to assessing your performance as a whole, the test will measure how you dealt with specific, pre-selected words, phrases or sentences in the texts or discourse. These keywords and phrases have been chosen to evaluate the following:
- general vocabulary,
- specialized terminology,
- idiomatic language,
- register (level of language: formal, informal and neutral),
- numbers and names,
- words or phrases adding precision or emphasis, and
- words or phrases likely to be omitted due to their position.
Note: Global evaluation and evaluation of details will each account for 50% of every exercise.
In order to become accredited, you will be required to obtain 70% in each of the four tasks: Sight/Consecutive, Oral Recall, Consecutive Dialogue, and Shadowing.
The 70% score is based on best practices internationally and is the score required historically by MAG.