About the ETS Literacy Tests

What Are They?

ETS offers two sets of adult literacy tests:

Who Takes Them?

These tests are designed for individuals who want to:

  • determine if and where they need to improve their literacy skills
  • better focus their teaching and learning activities
  • compare their results with those obtained in the state, national and international surveys

Where Do People Take Them?

The tests are available electronically.

How Can I Prepare?

We offer two types of materials to help you prepare for the literacy tests: sample questions and a tutorial.

Testing Formats

The tests are available only in computer-delivered format.