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The TOEFL Junior® Tests

Building English-language confidence

Select a topic below to learn more about TOEFL Junior® Tests.

Scoring and Reporting

TOEFL Junior score reports are valuable tools that can help you guide your students’ English-language learning. They include:

  • scores
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels
  • descriptors of student's ability that you can use to help students, parents and teachers understand students' proficiency levels and progress

TOEFL Junior Standard test scores

The TOEFL Junior Standard test is scored locally by ETS Preferred Network offices. Scores are determined by the number of questions a student has answered correctly — there is no penalty for wrong answers. The number of correct responses on each section is converted to a scale score of 200–300 points. The total score is a sum of the three section scores and therefore ranges from 600–900 points.

Sections      Scale Scores
Listening Comprehension 200–300
Language Form and Meaning 200–300
Reading Comprehension 200–300
Total Score 600–900

Score reports provide:

  • information about the student's current level of English proficiency
  • recommendations for improving English-language abilities
  • details on the student’s CEFR level
  • Lexile reading measures to help select level-appropriate reading materials

For more information about TOEFL Junior Standard test scoring and reporting, download:

TOEFL Junior Speaking test scores

The TOEFL Junior Speaking test is scored by ETS-trained human raters. Please refer to the TOEFL Junior Speaking Scoring Guide (PDF) for a better understanding of the scoring methodology. Score reports provide a score range from 0–16, as well as:

  • information about the student's current level of English proficiency
  • recommendations for improving English-language abilities
  • details on the student’s CEFR level

Proficiency descriptors for the TOEFL Junior Speaking Test (PDF)are available, as are recommended next steps for learning.

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

TOEFL Junior scores are mapped to the CEFR so you can use them for international benchmarking of your students’ English-proficiency levels. Widely used for understanding different stages of language learning, the CEFR covers six proficiency levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, with C2 being the highest level.

The table below shows TOEFL Junior Standard and Speaking scores mapped to their respective CEFR levels.

Section       CEFR Level Below A2 CEFR Level A2 CEFR Level B1 CEFR Level B2
Listening Comprehension Under 225 225–245  250–285  290–300
Language Form and Meaning Under 210 210–245 250–275 280–300
Reading Comprehension Under 210 210–240 245–275 280–300
Speaking 1–7 8–10 11–13 14–16

Recommended score validity

Because English-language proficiency can change rapidly depending on additional learning, TOEFL Junior test scores are available for reporting for 2 years after the test date. Institutions can choose to use scores that are more than 2 years old as a record of an individual's English-language proficiency at the time the test was taken.

Score Data Summary

Download the TOEFL Primary® and TOEFL Junior ® Tests Score Data Summary (PDF) for findings on the performance of examinees who took the tests for 2016–2018.

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