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TOEFL iBT® Test

The premier test of academic English communication

Select any step to learn more about using TOEFL iBT® scores.
 

Interpreting TOEFL iBT Scores

The score range is 0–30 for each section of the TOEFL iBT test. Each score range is broken down into four or five proficiency levels to help you more accurately assess a test taker's skill.

 Skill      Proficiency Level

 Reading

Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (18–23)
Low-Intermediate (4–17)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)

 Listening

Advanced (22–30)
High-Intermediate (17–21)
Low-Intermediate (9–16)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)

 Speaking

Advanced (25–30)
High-Intermediate (20–24)
Low-Intermediate (16–19)
Basic (10–15)
Below Basic (0–9)

 Writing

Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (17–23)
Low-Intermediate (13–16)
Basic (7–12)
Below Basic (0–6)


Test forms with omitted sections

ETS administers some TOEFL iBT test forms with one or more sections omitted. When one of these forms is administered, scores are given only for the sections that were taken, and no total test score appears on the score report. If you receive this type of report and would like more information about why it was administered this way, please contact the test taker.


Test-taker score concerns

If you have a concern about a test taker's TOEFL scores, please fill out the TOEFL iBT® Score Inquiry Form (PDF) and send it to communicatetestsecurity@ets.org.