Frequently Asked Questions about the YLTE
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What does the test taker need to bring to the test?
Test takers must bring colored pencils or pens (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown, and gray), and an ordinary pen or pencil.
Should the test taker use British or American English?
On the listening tests, both accents are used. The spelling and vocabulary on the printed test booklets is American English. British or American spelling is accepted for the written answers. In the speaking tests, British or American pronunciation and vocabulary are accepted.
How are the tests scored?
The center where the child takes the test sends the completed test booklets to a team of trained raters, who score them very carefully. To make sure that each child gets the fairest possible result, all tests are checked twice. In most parts of the test, spelling has to be 100% correct.
The speaking examiner scores the speaking test, and then speaking scores—along with the completed listening and reading and writing test booklets—are returned to CaMLA.
What does the child receive after taking the test?
Each test taker will receive a certificate that shows how many medals he or she earned. The maximum score is five medals for each part of the test. A result of one medal means the child can improve significantly in that skill; five medals means that the child did very well in that skill and answered most questions correctly. With a total of 10 medals or more, a test taker should be ready to start preparing for the next CaMLA YLTE exam.
How long does it take to receive the certificate?
Certificates will be sent to test centers within 12 business days of receipt of the tests at the scoring center. Test centers will notify test takers when the certificates are ready.