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TOEFL iBT® Test

The premier test of academic English communication

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TOEFL iBT Scores

Getting Scores

Test takers can get their TOEFL iBT scores online in their ETS account in as little as 4 days after their test.

Score delivery time to designated score recipients varies based on how they have chosen to receive TOEFL scores.

All score reports include MyBest® scores, which are the combination of the test taker’s highest section scores from all TOEFL iBT test dates within the last 2 years.1

See Scores on the test-taker website for more information.
 

Interpreting Scores

Each section of the test has a score range of 0–30, and each range is broken down into four or five proficiency levels.

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)

How do TOEFL iBT scores compare to other English-language test scores?

Use our comparison tool to see how TOEFL iBT scores align with the IELTS® academic module and the Common European Framework of Reference.

TOEFL iBT scores compare

1 Currently, MyBest scores for the TOEFL iBT Paper Edition includes only Paper Edition scores. They are not combined with scores from Home Edition or the TOEFL iBT tests taken at a test center.