The ETS® Proficiency Profile sample questions illustrate the skills measured, contexts covered and the difficulty of the questions. The sample questions and answers are for reference only. They are not actual questions currently used on the test.
For more information about how the ETS Proficiency Profile can be used at your institution, contact an ETS Advisor.
While the ETS Proficiency Profile is developed to measure a common core set of skills, judging the appropriateness of the test is an important first step in considering its use. Faculty members should review the test content and skill area coverage to determine whether it is consistent with your institution's expectations.
To review a copy of the ETS Proficiency Profile, complete the Confidential Review Copy Request Form. You will receive an email with a link to the test, which can be accessed for 30 days. Please request as many review copies as necessary — one for each member of your review committee. If your test expires before you have completed the review, contact an ETS Advisor at 1-800-745-0269 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET, for assistance.
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