Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

TOEFL Junior® scores are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) so you can use them for international benchmarking of your students’ English proficiency levels.

The CEFR is a widely-used tool for understanding different stages of language learning. It covers six proficiency levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, with C2 being the highest level. The performance descriptors for each section of the TOEFL Junior tests are adapted from the CEFR level descriptors to reflect the TOEFL Junior test content and the age of the test takers.

Section Score Levels

The table below shows the TOEFL Junior Comprehensive Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing section scores mapped to their respective CEFR levels. The possible CEFR levels are below A2, A2, B1 and B2.

Sections CEFR Level A2 CEFR Level B1 CEFR Level B2
Reading Comprehension 143–150 151–156 157–160
Listening Comprehension 143–149 150–156 157–160
Speaking 8–10 11–13 14–16
Writing 6–9 10–12 13–16

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