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Who uses Versant Tests?

Corporations
Assess the language skills that are important for your successful business.
Many companies and organizations use Versant tests because they help organizations to uphold language standards that have been proven to be critical to customer satisfaction and employee productivity.
When English, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch or French skills are critical for success on the job, quickly and objectively screen candidates with Versant automated tests, administered in just minutes by computer or smartphone. Improve your staffing and talent management processes with these accurate, reliable tests and drive positive business results.

Maximize ROI with flexible testing

Versant tests can be administered any time, on demand, on any device in the world. There is no need to travel or wait for an appointment with an expert examiner.

Score objectively without bias

Versant test scores reliably report core language skills, without the influence of interviewer mood, cultural knowledge, or likes/dislikes. Machine scoring removes the bias or inconsistency of human ratings.

Maintain quality standards, even as you scale

Tests are scored automatically within minutes, providing your HR team with a practical, efficient and cost effective tool to use in your recruiting and training programs.

Screen problems before they impact customers

The Versant screening tool allows you to accurately identify people with below-par communication skills and screen them out, before they end up talking with your customers. Upfront screening also prevents wasting time and money to onboard and train candidates who don’t make the cut.
The report included with Versant is immediate and descriptive, allowing our recruiting managers to learn the candidates’ strengths and areas to improve specific to their target language.
Liliana Pareja
Staff Recruitment and Development Manager at Teleperformance Bogotá - Colombia
Call centers Excellent customer service begins with clear communication Your front-line personnel and customer service representatives are often the biggest part of your customers’ experience with your organization. Turn your customer support team into a first class service and raise your company’s customer satisfaction scores by ensuring they have the language skills required to communicate clearly with your customers. Developed by a team of linguistic experts, Versant language assessments can be used during your interviewing process to screen for only the most qualified candidates and help you make more informed hiring decisions.

Screen more applicants in less time

Test thousands of candidates quickly, efficiently, and effectively using the automated Versant administration and scoring system. Results are available online in minutes after a test is completed.

Lower your recruiting and hiring costs

The automated Versant screening tool allows organizations to cut down the time and costs of testing job applicants or employees. More reliable testing also reduces the costs of misguided decisions or retesting often associated with traditional testing.

Test objectively without cultural bias

Versant test scores reliably reflect a candidate’s core spoken language skills, without the influence of social skills, likability or cultural knowledge. With machine scoring, there is no room for human examiner bias or inconsistencies.

Leverage the experience of large companies

Versant is the leading choice of customer service organizations, BPOs, and call centers for testing English or Spanish skills. Pearson has a track record of working with organizations to deliver strong business results.

Aviation
Ensuring air safety with clear communication
Airline passengers depend on pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate with each other clearly to ensure their safety in the air and on the ground.
The Versant Aviation English Test enables airlines to comply with the English language proficiency requirements set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), while offering aviation employers a test that is practical to use.
Help your pilots and air traffic controllers achieve ICAO compliance with this accurate, reliable testing solution.

Robust for accurate, meaningful results

The Versant Aviation Certification Test was built in conjunction with the FAA by a cross-disciplined team of experts. The test underwent extensive field trials that demonstrate the test has strong validity and reliability, allowing you to feel confident you are using a fair and accurate test for your pilots and air traffic controllers.

Relevant to aviation, compliant with ICAO standards

The Versant Aviation Certification Test complies with the standards and requirements ICAO has established for English language testing. The test assesses both aviation English and general English as specified by ICAO, in an authentic manner that simulates the radiotelephony communication used on the job by pilots and air traffic controllers.

Streamlined and scored automatically to save time

Your staff can easily administer the Versant tests by having employees take the test on a test center computer in a secure, proctored location. Pearson automatically scores the Versant Aviation Certification Test, making a detailed score report available for you in the online reporting system within minutes.

Education
Leverage the most reliable, practical English assessment for your programs

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enroll in language programs to improve their English communication skills and prepare themselves for university study in English-speaking countries.

To maximize their learning opportunity, it is important to place the students into the right class and program, and also monitor their progress throughout the school term without sacrificing the valuable teaching time of their teachers. Guarantee your English language program stands out by utilizing Versant tests, a robust, efficient language assessment tool.

Assess baseline language levels

Place students into the class that will target their current language level. Teachers can also identify students who need speaking practice or remedial instruction before participating in other programs or classes.

Demonstrate the value of your program

Progress monitoring throughout the school term will help to guide instruction for increased success. Measure the improvements a student has made with their English communication skills after participating in one of your classes.

Accurate, meaningful results

The patented Ordinate® scoring system has been validated with reference to human judgments of proficiency, fluency, and pronunciation.

Lower hiring and program costs

The Versant tests of spoken English will help your university assess students’ skills and screen teaching staff in less time, streamlining your recruiting and placement processes while reducing assessment costs.
We needed a way to quickly and accurately identify our students’ English proficiency level for placement into our language program. Using sophisticated scoring technology, the Versant English Placement Test was selected by IBN Haldun University because it eliminates human and cultural bias, and as a result has allowed us to have an objective and reliable way to place our students.
Muhammet Furkan Alpat
Director of the School of Foreign Languages at IBN Haldun University
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