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The SpeechRater® Service

The SpeechRater Service

Support Learning with an Advanced Spoken-Response Scoring Application

Developed by the experts behind the TOEFL® test, the SpeechRater® service uses advanced speech recognition and analysis technology to assess and provide detailed feedback about specific aspects of a nonnative speaker’s speaking proficiency that other automated assessments can’t — all while improving on the scoring times and fairness of human raters.

The SpeechRater service is used in the TOEFL iBT® test, which services the TOEFL test Massive Open Online Course, "TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider's Guide," to provide a speaking score range to participants who complete a set of speaking tasks in the practice test by measuring spontaneous speech. Measuring spontaneous speech is a more valid indicator of the learner's ability in a target language environment, since it's similar to the types of communication they will have in academic and workplace environments.

How Can the SpeechRater Service Help You?

Get scores you can trust that are built on over a decade of TOEFL data

Get scores you can trust that are built on over a decade of TOEFL® test data.

Test takers preparing to take the TOEFL test have had their responses scored by the SpeechRater service as part of the TOEFL® Practice Online test since 2006. The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world and recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, China and the United States.

Empower student growth with valuable feedback

Empower student growth with valuable feedback.

The SpeechRater service gives you score transparency by evaluating critical markers like pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary and grammar to tell you where learners are strong and where they need to grow.

Speed up scoring time while ensuring consistency

Speed up scoring time while ensuring consistency.

The SpeechRater service provides faster, more consistent results compared with a human rater, saving you time and money while ensuring fairness across test takers.

Upgrade your assessment platform with zero headaches

Upgrade your assessment platform with zero headaches.

The SpeechRater service integrates seamlessly and easily with your existing platforms and learning programs.

See It In Action


"At KMF we believe in providing our customers with the best possible tools to make rapid progress in their learning. In this connection, ETS’s SpeechRater enables us to help thousands of Chinese students to get accurate feedback on their speaking capacity. This service provides a fast response and is very user friendly. It also tells users where to concentrate their efforts to obtain the maximum improvement in their skill."

KMF, Beijing Ying He You Shi Technology Ltd. Liability Company

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