Looking at the overall assessment of English Language for students, students can expect to be tested in a variety of forms. All questions will be formatted as multiple choice questions, but each section will have different question types. Within the verbal section, students can expect to see questions regarding synonyms and antonyms, verbal classifications, logic and analogies. These questions are designed to test reasoning and logic through categorization and word association. While the synonym and antonym questions will test vocabulary knowledge, word classification and association will largely help students reason through the questions.
Vocabulary questions can be expected within the subsequent reading section. The reading section’s primary focus is to assess a student’s reading comprehension skills through passage-based question forms. Students will likely see questions that focus on determining the main ideas, details, theme, tone, and author perspectives. However, vocabulary within context contributes towards understanding, and approximately one-third of the section will also include vocabulary within the context of the reading or at least, within the use of a sentence. The language section will focus on the mechanics of English language by assessing a student’s abilities within basic capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, grammar, sentence appropriateness and topic development. While the reading section is passage based, the language section will be the foundational skills towards a student’s abilities to write strong arguments, despite the test not having a required writing or prompt section.