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October 2011

Introducing the TOEFL® Junior™ Test

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The TOEFL® Junior™ test is an assessment that measures the degree to which middle school students for whom English is a foreign language have attained proficiency in the academic and social English-language skills representative of English-medium instructional environments.

English-language proficiency is an increasingly important skill for students worldwide as it provides access to a wide range of educational, personal and professional opportunities. To that end, a reliable assessment of progress in English at a young age is crucial for student development.

The TOEFL Junior test is a general English-proficiency assessment that is not based on or limited to any specific curriculum. It's designed to measure listening comprehension, language form and meaning and reading comprehension.

The TOEFL Junior test can provide appropriate information for low- to medium-stakes decisions:

  • Provide parents and educators with objective information about student progress in developing English-language skills over time.

  • Serve as a comprehensive measurement that can be used to help support the placement of students into programs designed to increase English proficiency levels.

  • Measure developing English communication skills in preparation for future studies in English.

The TOEFL Junior test is currently available in more than 25 countries in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Interested in more information? Contact us at toefljunior@ets.org.

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