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A Quick Reference Guide to the TOEFL® Family of Assessments

The following is a comparison of the different products that make up the TOEFL® Family of Assessments.

You can also download our brochure for this table and additional information.

The TOEFL iBT® TestThe TOEFL ITP® Assessment SeriesThe TOEFL Junior® TestsThe TOEFL Primary® Tests
Student Age Group High school and university-age students (ages 16+) High school and university-age students in intensive English-language programs (ages 16+) Middle school and lower levels of high school students (ages 11+) Young students in English-language programs (ages 8+)
Skills Measured 100% academic content
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
100% academic content
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Structure and Written Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
Available in 2 proficiency levels
Academic and social English-language skills
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Language Form and Meaning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
Academic and social English-language skills
  • Reading and Listening Step 1 Test
  • Reading and Listening Step 2 Test
  • Speaking Test
Testing Administration Test Centers:
Test is delivered at secure, ETS-approved test centers via the internet
Institutional Testing:
Schools request test administration dates at their institution for their own students
TOEFL Junior Standard Test:
  • Institutional Testing:
    Schools request test administration dates at their institution for their own students
  • Public Testing:
    Test dates offered to the public
TOEFL Junior Speaking Test:

Contact your local network office to find out testing dates and locations

TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Tests:
  • Institutional Testing:
    Schools request test administration dates at their institution for their own students
TOEFL Primary Speaking Test:

Contact your local network office to find out testing dates and locations

Test Delivery/Testing Method Delivered via the internet with high level of security for both test content and testing conditions Paper delivered

TOEFL Junior Standard Test: Paper or digitally delivered1

TOEFL Junior Speaking Test: Digitally delivered1

TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Tests:

Paper or digitally delivered1

TOEFL Primary Speaking Test:
Digitally delivered1

Scoring
  • Secure, centralized scoring by ETS (both human and automated)
  • Scores valid for 2 years
  • Includes section scores and total score
  • Total score ranges from 0–120
  • Scored by ETS or a local ETS Preferred Network office
  • Scores valid for 2 years
  • Includes section scores and total score
  • Scores range from:
    • Level 1: 310–677
    • Level 2: 200–500
  • TOEFL Junior Standard test is scored by ETS or a local ETS Preferred Network office
  • TOEFL Junior Speaking test is scored by ETS-trained raters
  • Scores are valid for 2 years
  • Includes section scores and total score
  • TOEFL Junior Standard test section scores range from 200–300, and overall score levels from 1–5
  • TOEFL Junior Speaking test scores range from 0–16
  • Scores are mapped to CEFR levels, and Reading section scores are mapped to Lexile® reading measures
  • Reading and Listening tests are scored by ETS or a local ETS Preferred Network office
  • Speaking test is scored by ETS-trained raters
  • Scores are valid for 1 year
  • Score levels include:
    • 1–4 Stars for each section on Reading and Listening Step 1 Test
    • 1–5 Badges for each section on Reading and Listening Step 2 Test
    • 1–5 Ribbons for Speaking Test

1 Available digitally for Windows® PC, Mac®, iPad® and Chromebook