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TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Score Overview

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 Disability Accommodations Guidelines.

Score Descriptors

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

The TOEIC® 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.

Scoring Process

The scoring process is a critical factor when evaluating a quality assessment. Listening and reading skills are measured using multiple-choice questions with which the objectivity of scores is certain. The scoring of multiple-choice answer sheets is automated and quality control procedures ensure accuracy.

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 reissued if two years have passed since taking the test. ETS does not require ETS Preferred Network members to retain test administration data beyond two years.