Starting July 26, 2023, the world’s most respected and accepted English-language test will include several new enhancements for test takers and institutions, improving the overall TOEFL iBT® testing experience.
For test takers
You’ll experience enhancements throughout your TOEFL iBT testing journey, including easier registration, reduced testing time, new prep resources, and notification of your official score reporting date.
Registration and Scheduling
View upcoming improvements for a quicker and easier registration process, and schedule your test.
Test Content and Overview
Learn about the shorter test time and the new Writing task.
New and Updated Prep Resources
Get ready for test day with new Writing task practice questions and updated test prep. New resources added weekly!
As we implement enhancements to improve the test taker experience, we have also ensured that the TOEFL iBT test is still the rigorous, academically focused test you trust, with valid and reliable scores for confident decision making.
- The TOEFL iBT score scale remains the same, and there is no need to change your score requirements.
- You will continue to receive scores the same way you receive them now, without interruptions or changes.
- The TOEFL® Search Service will continue to be available for institutions to utilize as a recruiting tool.
And as always, test security is of the highest priority at ETS. Our rigorous processes are designed so that score collecting, reporting and distributing is seamless and secure.
Easier access to scores in Slate
As of April 28, you’re now able to integrate our new, enhanced TOEFL iBT® score automation into your Slate platform. The process is simple, and involves a one-time, server-to-server configuration between the ETS® Data Manager and Slate. These setup instructions (PDF) can be implemented via your IT department.
Once this configuration is complete, you can customize and manage your dashboard to display the information that you find relevant, and score releases will automatically be imported into your Slate platform, eliminating the need for regular manual uploads.
You’ll need access to the ETS Data Manager Automated Server-to-Server Data Feeds to receive the automatic score data uploads. If you don’t have access, please request access by filling out this form.
Slate provides access to the TOEFL Showcase system in the ETS Data Manager, the premier tool for accessing an expanded view of a test taker’s performance. TOEFL Showcase includes 1-minute speech samples, writing samples and the test taker’s MyBest® scores, in addition to their scores from a single test date.
Institutions that do not use Slate can request access to TOEFL Showcase in the ETS Data Manager.
Ongoing enhancements to the test experience
We’ve been identifying ways to continuously improve the testing experience of our users for years. We started pre-pandemic with enhancements such as MyBest scores, instant unofficial Reading and Listening scores, and continued with the launch of the TOEFL iBT Home Edition in 2020.
We know the needs of test takers and institutions continue to evolve, and we’re ensuring our offerings evolve with them. We’re continuing the journey to create an optimal experience for all who rely on the TOEFL iBT test.