TOEFL® Board

The TOEFL Board as a Link to the Higher Education Community

The TOEFL® Board advises on the policies under which ETS administers the TOEFL Program. Created in 1973, the Board's membership consists of 16 individuals drawn from across the broad field of international higher education. Current TOEFL Board members come from the UK, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Canada and the United States and represent high schools, 2-year, 4-year and graduate institutions in the public and private sectors, and the English-language teaching and research communities.

The TOEFL Committee of Examiners is a standing committee of the TOEFL Board. The Committee of Examiners is comprised of 12 experts in the fields of language teaching, testing and research, and it advises the Board and ETS on these matters. Current members are from China, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Australia, the UK and the United States.

2015–16 TOEFL Board

Henning Schroeder (Chair), University of Minnesota
Joanne Barker, The University of Adelaide
Kim Bartlett, McGill University
Kelley Brayton, Santa Monica College
Keith Brown, Teesside University
Adele Brumfield, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester
Aysegul Daloglu, Middle East Technical University
Sheila Embleton, York University
Bridget Herrera, Overseas Association of College and Admissions Counselors
Steve Matson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lakshmi Reddy, Florida International University
Keith Todd, Greenhill School
Obdulio Velasquez Posada, Universidad de La Sabana
Sara Weigle, Georgia State University
John J. Wood, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

2015–16 TOEFL Committee of Examiners

Sara Weigle (Chair), Georgia State University
Yuko Goto Butler, University of Pennsylvania
Sheila Embleton, York University
Luke Harding, Lancaster University
Lianzhen He, Zhejiang University
Eunice Eunhee Jang, University of Toronto
Marianne Nikolov, University of Pécs
Lia Plakans, The University of Iowa
Carsten Roever, The University of Melbourne
Diane Schmitt, Nottingham Trent University
Randy Thrasher, International Christian University, Tokyo
Paula Winke, Michigan State University

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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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