Scores

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test responses are scored based on specific evaluation criteria. A total scaled score is then provided for each test taker.

Scores fall into ranges called "proficiency levels," which summarize specific skill strengths and weaknesses. To read the description of each proficiency level, view the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Examinee Handbook beginning on page 23.

Speaking Test Scores

  • Questions 1–9 are rated on a scale of 0–3.
  • Questions 10–11 are rated on a scale of 0–5.
  • The sum of the ratings is converted to a scaled score of 0–200.
  • Eight proficiency levels are provided.

Writing Test Scores

  • Questions 1–5 are rated on a scale of 0–3.
  • Questions 6–7 are rated on a scale of 0–4.
  • Question 8 is rated on a scale of 0–5.
  • The sum of the ratings is converted to a scaled score of 0–200.
  • Nine proficiency levels are provided.

Overview of the Scoring Process

ETS uses a rigorous scoring process to ensure fair, reliable results. Test responses are sent through a secure online system and scored by certified ETS raters, who are closely monitored throughout the process.

Multiple raters score responses to the Speaking test. This ensures a level of fairness in the scoring process that traditional one-on-one interviews alone cannot provide.

Learn more about how ETS ensures score reliability (Flash).

Contact your local ETS Preferred Network office for more information about the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests.

 

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