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Interpret TOEFL® Scores

There is a score range for each skill measured on the TOEFL iBT® test. Each skill has 4 or 5 proficiency levels. For more information, see Performance Descriptors for the TOEFL iBT® test.

SkillScore RangeLevel
Reading 0–30 Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (18–23)
Low-Intermediate (4–17)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)
Listening 0–30 Advanced (22–30)
High-Intermediate (17–21)
Low-Intermediate (9–16)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)
Speaking 0–4 points converted to 0–30 score scale Advanced (25–30)
High-Intermediate (20–24)
Low-Intermediate (16–19)
Basic (10–15)
Below Basic (0–9)
Writing 0–5 points converted to 0–30 score scale Advanced (24–30)
High-Intermediate (17–23)
Low-Intermediate (13–16)
Basic (7–12)
Below Basic (0–6)
Total Score 0–120