Here are some of the ways we use preventive measures to protect the integrity of TOEFL iBT test scores.
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In the academic community, we’re all dealing with a world where the motivation and capability to commit academic and admissions cheating is on the rise. There is significant competition among students applying to academic programs, which can result in attempts by test takers to gain an unfair advantage on required tests or falsify score information.
ETS has long been at the forefront of combatting test security concerns, and with more than US$60 million invested in state-of-the-art security annually, the TOEFL iBT test offers the best security of any English-language assessment.
We employ a three-pronged approach of prevention, detection and communication designed to protect the integrity of TOEFL iBT scores.
In addition, the ETS Office of Testing Integrity constantly monitors testing, investigates security issues and strives to ensure score validity worldwide, maintaining its long-standing commitment to reliable and secure test scores. And we will continue to adopt best practices and create new technologies to prevent and detect breaches of test security.
1 Does not apply to the TOEFL iBT Home Edition or Paper Edition