Scores Overview

Test Scores

Scores on the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test are determined by the number of correct answers, which is converted to a scaled score.

The score report provides Listening, Reading and total scaled scores. The total scaled score is derived from adding the two scaled scores together.

For alternate scoring information for test takers with disabilities, please see the Disabilities Accommodations page.

Score Descriptors

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Score Descriptors provides additional information for understanding a test-taker's strengths and weaknesses and for identifying areas that need improvement.

Score Use

Scores are used to measure how well test takers might do in real-life situations where they are required to listen and read in English.

Score Validity

Scores are used to measure a test-taker's English proficiency at the time that a test is administered. Because English-language skills may improve or decline over time, a score report will not be re-issued if two years have passed since taking the test. ETS does not require testing centers to retain test administration data beyond two years.

Understanding Scores

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Can-Do Guide may help you interpret TOEIC Listening and Reading scores within specific contexts. The guide presents a series of tables that describe the activities that test takers in certain score bands are able to do, are able to do with difficulty and are not able to do.