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TOEFL® Scores

Getting Scores

Test takers can access their official TOEFL iBT® scores in their ETS account, online or via the TOEFL® official app, just 6 days after they take the test. For more information, see Getting Your Scores.

Score delivery time to designated score recipients varies based on how they have chosen to receive TOEFL® scores. For more information, see Sending Your Scores.

All score reports include MyBest scores, which are the combination of the test taker’s highest section scores from all TOEFL iBT test dates within the last 2 years. For more information, see What Are MyBest Scores?

How the Test is Scored

Watch this video to learn more about:

  • the Speaking and Writing sections of the test
  • our approach to rating test taker responses
  • the tools we use to rate responses
  • how our scoring tools can help students improve their skills

Interpreting Scores

Each section of the test has a score range of 0–30, and each range is broken down into 4 or 5 proficiency levels.

SkillProficiency Level
Reading Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (18–23)
Low-Intermediate (4–17)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)
Listening Advanced (22–30)
High-Intermediate (17–21)
Low-Intermediate (9–16)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)
Speaking* Advanced (25–30)
High-Intermediate (20–24)
Low-Intermediate (16–19)
Basic (10–15)
Below Basic (0–9)
Writing Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (17–23)
Low-Intermediate (13–16)
Basic (7–12)
Below Basic (0–6)

* The Speaking section is included in the TOEFL iBT® test only. The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test includes only the Reading, Listening, and Writing sections. The score ranges and proficiency levels are the same on both tests for these 3 sections. There is no total score issued for the paper test.

Scoring Resources

Use our comparison tool to see how TOEFL scores align with the IELTS® academic module and the Common European Framework of Reference.

Compare Scores

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