How Is the Score for a YAEL Test Calculated?

Differences between test versions given on each test date and differences between the versions themselves will not affect your score. The scoring method guarantees that even if you take the test along with a group of above-average or below-average ability, your score will be no different than if you had taken the test on another date.

Scores are calculated in a three-step process:

  1. Calculation of the scores in the multiple-choice sections: each correct answer is worth one point. The raw score for these sections is equal to the total number of correct answers. Two of the three multiple-choice sections on the test are used to determine your score. In order to enable comparison of scores of examinees who took different test forms on different test dates, the raw scores are converted to a uniform scale, ranging from 50 to 150.
  2. Calculation of the essay score: the essay is scored by two evaluators according to four criteria: content, structure, richness of language and correctness of language. Each evaluator scores the essay independently. The score for the essay is the average of the scores given by the two evaluators, and is also converted to a uniform scale ranging from 50 to 150.
  3. Calculation of the YAEL general score: the final score is a weighted average, in which the scores in the multiple-choice sections have a weight of 2/3 and the score for the essay has a weight of 1/3.


The final scores of the YAEL test are on a scale from 50 to 150.