The test is composed of three sections: Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The test will be administered through computers online proctored by Examity. You need to have your IU username and passphrase ready to log into the test website. The test results will determine whether or not you will need to take courses from the English Language Instruction Program (ELIP). The entire test will take about two hours. Note that you should create a profile and then make appointments with Examity proctors for both the practice test and the actual test once you log into the test website.
Note that the IAET can be taken only once unless the Examity proctor notifies us of the technical problems that occurred in the middle of the test.
1. Writing Section: Read-to-Write Argumentative Writing (45 minutes)
Students will be given a statement and two short reading passages that are relevant to the statement. Students will be asked to write an essay with at least 300 words that states their position, using the two texts to support their argument. Students will be given 45 minutes to complete the task. The essays will be evaluated on linguistic control, argumentation, and source use by the two trained raters.
2. Listening Section (45 minutes)
Students will watch two to three genuine academic lectures. Each lecture is divided into two parts. Students will listen to each part of the lecture and answer five to ten multiple-choice listening comprehension questions. 45 minutes are assigned to complete the listening test consisting of a total of 30 multiple-choice questions.
3. Speaking Section (15 minutes)
There are two separate parts in the speaking section: 1) a question-answer part (4 prompts); and 2) a short lecture-retell part. The performance will be rated on pronunciation, fluency, and organization by the two trained raters.
The IAET is only available in the following dates:
- Fall 2023: June 21 - August 21
- Spring 2024: December 18 - December 22, January 2 - January 8
Information on getting your IAET results:
For privacy reasons, placement scores are made available on OneIU under the tab Tests And Other Credits. They can also be obtained from Academic Advisors and communicated during your private advising session during the New Student Orientation. It will take a few days after taking the test for the system to be updated with your results.