SPEAK Testing

The Kansas Board of Regents requires any graduate teaching assistant whose first language is not English to have a minimum score of 50 on the SPEAK test or 22 on the Speaking part of the iBT (Internet based TOEFL) or a minimum score of 7 on the Speaking section of the IELTS (International English Language Test System).

All SPEAK testing is done using Zoom. The candidate will meet with two ELP instructors who administer the test. The test takes approximately 30 minutes and emphasizes speech functions and extended samples of speech. The speech sample will be recorded and scored after the test is completed.