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Author Security of IELTS

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Security of IELTS Reply with quote

The security of IELTS material and test results is of paramount importance, and numerous procedures are in place to safeguard this. The following is a general outline of these procedures, but for obvious reasons, the IELTS partners do not make public details of this aspect of their work.

1. All IELTS centres are required to follow a detailed Code of Practice, specifying how tests are to be conducted, how results are to be recorded and forwarded to Cambridge ESOL, etc.

2. Candidates must provide photographic evidence of identity when they apply for the test, when they register at the start of the test day, at various times during the written papers and at the start of the interview.

3. The Test Report Form is printed on security-enhanced paper. It is authenticated by a centre stamp, an IELTS validation stamp and a photograph of the candidate. British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, Cambridge ESOL, are able to verify results on request or results may be verified by using the Test Report Form Verification Service located at
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