Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Components, Scoring and Grading

Components, Scoring and Grading


There are four components in MUET:
Listening(800/1)
-(45 scores)
Speaking(800/2)
-(45 scores)
Reading(800/3)
-(120 scores)
Writing(800/4)
-(90 scores)

The maximum scores for each component is 45 for Listening and Speaking, 120 for Reading Comprehension and 90 for Writing, with an aggregate score of 300. The scoresare then graded in 6 bands, with Band 6 the highest and Band 1 the lowest

.Band 6- Very good user (Aggregated score:260-300) Very good command of thelanguage. Highly expressive, fluent, accurate and appropriate language: hardly anyinaccuracies. Very good understanding of language and contexts. Functions extremelywell in the language.

Band 5- Good user (Aggregated score:220-259) Good command of the language.Expressive, fluent, accurate and appropriate language but with minor inaccuracies. Goodunderstanding of language and contexts. Functions well in the language.

Band 4- Competent user (Aggregated score:180-219) Satisfactory command of thelanguage. Satisfactory expressive and fluent,appropriate language but with occasionalinaccuracies. Satisfactory understanding of language and contexts. Functionssatisfactorily in the language.

Band 3- Modest user (Aggregated score:140-179) Modest command of the language.Modestly expressive and fluent,appropriate language but with noticeable inaccuracies.Modest understanding of language and contexts. Able to function modestly in thelanguage.

Band 2- Limited user (Aggregated score:101-139) Limited command of the language.Lacks expressiveness, fluency and appropriacy: inaccurate use of the language resultingin breakdown in communication. Limited understanding of language and contexts.Limited ability to function in the language.

Band 1- Extremely limited user (Below 100) Poor command of the language. Unable touse language to express ideas: inaccurate use of the language resulting in frequent breakdowns in communication. Little or poor understanding of language and contexts.Hardly able to function in the language.

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