PTE Score Calculator 2024: How Overall PTE Score is Calculated?

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Updated on Jan 8, 2024 18:32 IST

PTE Score Calculator: In this article, we are going to be discussing how PTE Scores are calculated for candidates opting for the PTE test.

PTE Score Calculator

The full form of PTE is the Pearson Test of English and PTE-Academic is an English proficiency test for candidates looking to study or settle in countries that use English as the primary mode of communication. Candidates wanting to know more about PTE Score Chart can check out our article dedicated to the same topic.  

PTE Score Chart 2024

For the uninformed, PTE test scores are typically available in 48 hours on the 'myPTE' account of the candidate on the official PTE website. Candidates are usually marked on a PTE scale of 10-90. Candidates have the liberty to send an unlimited number of score reports for free to their preferred university.

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PTE Score Reporting

Let us understand a PTE Score Report. The PTE Score Report is a detailed picture of a candidates’ language proficiency, covering their overall English scores, as well as scores for individual sub-skills. Each PTE Score Report would have the following components

PTE Score Chart: Overall Score

The Overall Score on the PTE Score Card is based on the candidate’s performance across the entire test. The candidate would be required to complete between 52 and 64 tasks in any given test and a range of 20 different task types. The overall score ranges between 10–90 points. Note: the overall score is not an average calculation of the communicative skills scores.

PTE Score Chart: Communicative Skills Scores

The communicative skills are listening, reading, speaking, and writing and their score range are 10–90 points. Some tasks assess more than one skill at the same time and they are called integrated skills tasks (assessing reading and speaking, listening and speaking, reading and writing, listening and writing or listening and reading). The scores on these tasks contribute to the score of both communicative skills that are assessed at the same time.

PTE Score Calculator

PTE Score Calculator: PTE Academic adheres to automated scoring technology (AI). The PTE test scores marked by the system are at par with the scoring obtained from human experts who are carefully trained to consider only relevant language skills. The automated scoring system is based on complex algorithms that were trained by testing a data sample of over 10,000 students with over 120 native languages.

PTE tests are computer-based and machine-scored, human expert scorers are used to train the scoring engine on speaking and writing tasks, by rating test-taker responses on every single speaking and writing item. The system then works by replicating the standards established through these human ratings. Thousands of human marks are fed into the system to build this database and now the standard error measurement between automated scoring technology and a human rater is less than between one human rater to another.

Benefits of using automated scoring technology

Below are the advantages of automated scoring technology used by PTE Scoring.

  • Automated scoring allows individual features of a language sample (spoken or written) to be analyzed independently so that weakness in one area of language does not affect the scoring of other areas.
  • Research supports that, in many ways, automated scoring gives more analytical, objective results than humans do. Unlike human judgment, which is prone to be influenced by a variety of factors, an automated scoring system is impartial.
  • The automated scoring technology “acts” like a human rater when assessing test takers’ language skills, but does so with the precision, consistency and objectivity of a machine.
  • Stakeholders can be confident that a test taker’s scores are “generalizable” – that they would have earned the same score if the test had been administered in India, Malaysia or Japan. 

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PTE Score Calculator (section-wise)

  • The written portion of PTE Academic is scored using the Intelligent Essay Assessor™ (IEA), an automated scoring tool that is powered by Pearson’s state-of-the-art Knowledge Analysis Technologies™ (KAT™) engine.
  • The spoken portion of PTE Academic is automatically scored using Pearson’s Ordinate technology. Ordinate technology is the result of years of research in speech recognition, 5 statistical modellings, linguistics and testing theory. The technology uses a proprietary speech processing system that is specifically designed to analyze and automatically score speech from native and non-native speakers of English.

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An Overview of PTE Scoring

PTE Score Calculator: There are two ways by which points are awarded. While PTE scores for some tasks are based only on whether the response is correct or incorrect, others are based on correctness, formal aspects (e.g., whether it is over or under the word limit) and the quality of the response (e.g., fluency and pronunciation in the task Retell lecture).

Correct or Incorrect Scoring 

Some tasks are scored as either correct or incorrect. If responses are correct, 1 score point will be given, but if they are incorrect, no points are awarded.

Partial Credit Scoring 

Other tasks are scored as correct, partially correct or incorrect. If responses to these tasks are correct, the maximum score points available will be received. If they are only partly correct, some score points will be given, but less than the maximum available. If responses are incorrect, no score points will be received.

Trait Scoring 

While every task would be judged for communicative skills. Tasks would also be judged for Traits. Traits such as Pronunciation, Oral Fluency, Content, Form, vocabulary, grammar and so on. Some tasks that involve speaking and writing are also given a score for a trait. Individual traits associated with every task is mentioned below for the convenience of our readers. The scores for Content and Form contribute to overall and communicative skills scores. When the response is scored as 0 for Content or Form, no score points for the response will be given.

Part 1: PTE Speaking and Writing Section (approx. 54–67 minutes)

Task

Scoring

Communicative skills scored

Traits Scored

Read Aloud

Partial credit

Reading and speaking

Content; Pronunciation; Oral Fluency

Repeat sentence

Partial credit

Listening and speaking

Content; Pronunciation; Oral Fluency

Describe image

Partial credit

Speaking

Content; Pronunciation; Oral Fluency

Re-tell lecture

Partial credit

Listening and speaking

Pronunciation; Oral Fluency; Content

Answer short question

Correct/ incorrect

Listening and speaking

Vocabulary 

Summarize written text

Partial credit

Reading and writing

Form; Content; Grammar, Vocabulary

Write essay

Partial credit

Writing

Content, Form, Development, Structure and Coherence; Grammar

Write essay

Partial credit

Writing

General; Linguistic Range; Vocabulary Range; Spelling

Part 2: PTE Reading Section (approx. 29–30 minutes)

Task

 Scoring

Communicative skills scored

Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks

Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)

Reading and writing

1 Each correctly completed blank

0 Minimum score

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)

Reading:

1 Each correct response

- 1 Each incorrect response

0 Minimum score

Re-order paragraphs

Partial credit (for each correctly ordered, adjacent pair)

Reading

1 Each pair of correct adjacent textboxes

0 Minimum score

Reading: Fill in the blanks

Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)

Reading

1 Each correctly completed blank

0 Minimum score

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

Correct/ incorrect

Reading

1 Each correctly completed blank

0 Minimum score

 Part 3: PTE Listening Section (approx. 30–43 minutes)

Task

 Scoring

 Communicative skills scored

Summarize spoken text

Trait: Content; Form; Grammar; Vocabulary; Spelling

Partial credit

Listening and writing

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

Partial credit (for each correct response. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)

Listening:

1 Each correct response

- 1 Each incorrect response

0 Minimum score

Fill in the blanks

Partial credit (for each word spelt correctly

Listening and reading:

1 Correct response

0 Incorrect response

Highlight correct summary

Correct/incorrect

Listening and reading:

1 Correct response

0 Incorrect response

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

Correct/incorrect

Listening:

1 Correct response

0 Incorrect response

Select missing word

Correct/ incorrect

Listening:

1 Correct response

0 Incorrect response

Highlight incorrect words

Partial credit (For each word. Points deducted for incorrect options chosen)

Listening and reading:

1 Each correct word

- 1 Each incorrect word

0 Minimum score

Write from dictation

Partial credit (for each word spelt correctly)

Listening and writing:

1 Each correct word spelt correctly

0 Each incorrect or misspelt word

source: Official PTE Website

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