Korean TOEFL® Star Performers Recognized
- Tom Ewing
- Tom Ewing
Princeton, N.J. (April 21, 2009) —
Ten students from Korea have been recognized as Gold Level “Star Performers” on the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) test, ETS officials announced today. All of the students earned high-level scores on the test, which is accepted by more than 6,000 universities worldwide.
Each of the 10 students qualified as a Gold Level performer by achieving a total TOEFL score of 110 or higher and minimum section scores of at least 25 in all four skills areas — Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. They were the first test takers in Korea to earn such scores.
“Congratulations to these outstanding Korean students for their mastery of university-level English,” says Dr. Philip Tabbiner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Development Partnerships and Global for ETS. “While their total scores were very high, their mastery of the individual skills areas also was outstanding. Their performance reinforces the importance of learning all four skill areas.”
Similar certificates at the gold, silver and bronze levels are available for other high-scoring test takers for a modest fee that covers processing, printing, shipping and handling.
For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the world’s most highly regarded academic English-language assessment, accepted at more than 6,000 universities and colleges in more than 130 countries. Developed with input from leading universities, it is the only test that measures students’ ability to combine their four English-language skills to communicate in an academic environment, making it the most comprehensive assessment of English of its kind. The TOEFL test also is the largest globally deployed test and is conveniently available at more than 4,500 test centers in 180 countries worldwide.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions, businesses and government agencies by providing solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.