Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an international computer-based English language test. It provides a measure of a test taker’s language ability in order to assist education institutions and professional and government organizations that require a standard of academic English language proficiency for admission to universities of Australia and New Zealand.
The communicative skills measured are Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing in a standalone or integrated skills test.
The overall score is based on performance on all test items. Each test taker does between 70 and 91 items in any given test and there are 20 different item types. For each item, the score given contributes to the overall score. The score range is 10–90 points.
The enabling skills measured are grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and written discourse.