March 6, 2020
ETS and the TOEFL® program are pleased to share that we are close to introducing a secure TOEFL iBT® testing solution that will allow students in some areas that have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) to take the test from home, prior to test centers reopening for regular testing.
We are targeting this solution to be introduced by the end of March in selected locations outside Mainland China. ETS is also working closely with the relevant government agencies in Mainland China on ways to launch this solution there as soon as possible.
We understand the pressure many institutions are under to come up with alternate ways of assessing English-language proficiency during this time, even if they do not meet high standards for assessment quality or security. This TOEFL testing solution from ETS will ensure you don't need to compromise your standards. It's still the high-quality, research-based test you know and trust that meets ETS's high standards for validity, reliability and security.
We appreciate your patience as we finalize this solution and will be in touch soon with further details. Our thoughts continue to be with all those affected by the coronavirus during this time.
Executive Director – TOEFL Program