Writing Skills Test

Get a writing skills health check

Our online Getting to the point® Writing Skills Test can assess whether your plain English skill levels meet current standards. The first such tool of its kind in Australia, it complements our other services.

Key uses

  • Assessing writing skill levels
  • Measuring improvements
  • Choosing the best training option
  • Tailoring professional development programs
  • Enhancing performance management
  • Strengthening recruitment

Better achieve communications goals, advance careers and understand the skill levels of job candidates.

Assess plain English skill levels of typical workplace and business writing.

Key features

  • 20 questions on planning, structure, design and expression and style
  • Fully online
  • Needs minimal administration
  • Runs for 90 minutes
  • Gives immediate results by email to the candidate and/or purchaser

Easily assign tests to candidates and manage confidentiality by choosing who gets the results.


Buy online for $395 plus GST

How it works

  1. We email you the test link.
  2. You open the link in your browser and follow the instructions. We recommend using Chrome as your browser. Edge, Safari and Firefox are also supported.
  3. You do the test in a single sitting.
  4. We email you a results link to a short report.

See our terms and conditions here.

Who is it for?

For individuals: to easily check how well you’re using plain English in your work writing.

For employers: to quickly and objectively assess staff or job candidate writing skills.

 What users say

This offered a meaningful and accurate test of my skill level.
The questions use real scenarios and are very interactive.
A user friendly interface that is clear and easy to read.
It was so interesting as well as being useful!
So many great features [that] are quite rare in this type of online tool.

Find out more

Email us: editing@plainenglishfoundation.com

Call us: 1300 691 885