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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.

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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