TOEFL® Program Launches Exclusive China Testing Solution
May 12, 2020
As you know, we have made the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition test available almost everywhere worldwide since April 2, but we have been unable to launch this at home solution in Mainland China. Today, ETS and the TOEFL® program are pleased to announce the launch of the TOEFL ITP® Plus for China solution, a secure TOEFL® testing solution exclusively for Mainland China featuring the TOEFL ITP test and a video speaking interview from Vericant, a leading secure interview administrator.
The TOEFL ITP test is a research-backed test of academic English with valid, reliable and accurate score results, sharing the same rich heritage of the TOEFL iBT test. In combination with the unscored speaking interview, the TOEFL ITP test is a suitable choice for evaluating Chinese applicants for admission purposes while the TOEFL iBT test is not available. The new solution will be administered in China in official test centers under ETS-mandated security aligned with best-in-class procedures for high-stakes paper-based testing. All the relevant information you need about the TOEFL ITP test, including how to quickly set cut score requirements, can be found in ETS Guidance for TOEFL ITP Plus for China Score Users, specially compiled by ETS Research.
The TOEFL ITP Plus for China solution opens for registration on May 15, 2020, at an attractive bundled price, and will be available until TOEFL iBT testing resumes in Mainland China. Students will be able to have their TOEFL ITP scores and Vericant video interview sent to any institution in the world, which will be made available to institutions through an existing Slate database or Vericant School Portal. The latter can be easily set up at https://schools.vericant.com/register/.
We know how critical Chinese students are to your international student recruitment and have worked to provide this secure, alternative solution to allow you to evaluate the English-language proficiency of Mainland Chinese students during the months ahead, especially as it is unclear when regular testing will resume there. We want to do our part to help Chinese students continue their educational journeys just as the tens of thousands of others around the world who have been able to take advantage of the at home testing solution for the TOEFL iBT test.
We hope the information and additional reference resources provided above are helpful as you evaluate the TOEFL ITP Plus for China solution as a temporary measure. Information for test takers and applicants is being made available on https://toefl.cn/family-itp.php. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide more detailed information in the coming days including a dedicated solution page, FAQs and more. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach us at TOEFLnews@ets.org or +1-609-683-2008.
Executive Director – TOEFL Program