About the TOEFL® Test

The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, measures a test taker's ability to combine listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, making it the most comprehensive English-language proficiency test. With unmatched scoring procedures and security measures, the TOEFL® test is the industry standard in English-language assessment.

  • Backed by over four decades of world-renowned research
  • Recognized by more than 9,000 individual institutions worldwide — see TOEFL® Destination Search.
  • The most widely available academic English-proficiency test in the world — see test centers and dates.
  • A highly reliable measure of English-language proficiency
  • Validated by more than 40 years of world-class, scholarly research
  • Built to the highest psychometric standards

"It's honestly the most authentic standardized assessment that I have seen to date. Scores will better predict a student's success in university. This is important since universities are interested in real-world skills. TOEFL iBT will essentially cause a pedagogical shift from rote learning to more 'real' learning."
— Davajinii Romyanond, English Teacher, Ruamrudee International School, Thailand

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4 out of 5 Institutions Prefer the TOEFL Test

Among admissions officers surveyed, and who expressed a preference*, four out of five prefer the TOEFL test.

* Source: Survey of 263 admissions officers at U.S. universities, of which 212 accept both the TOEFL test and the IELTS™ test and 152 state a preference.

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