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The TOEIC® Tests

Unlock your potential by providing proof of your English-communication skills

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TOEIC Scores and Score Use

TOEIC scores provide a reliable assessment of your English-language proficiency and are valid for 2 years. Learn how to get official score reports and use TOEIC scores.
 

TOEIC score reports

Whether you’ll receive a score report depends on if you took the test at a public or institutional testing session.

If you take the test at a public test center independently (not through your school or employer), you’ll receive your scores directly from the local ETS Preferred Network (EPN) office. Scores are confidential and released only to you and ETS. You can also send a written request to your EPN office giving them permission to release scores to a specific organization.  

Score reports are available for 2 years after your test date. For additional score reports, contact your local EPN office.

If you take  the test through your school, employer or other organization — either on site or at a test center — ETS sends scores directly to that school or organization. Scores are confidential and released only to ETS and the sponsoring organization; they aren’t globally portable.

If you feel that your TOEIC scores don’t accurately reflect your ability to communicate in English, contact your local EPN office within 1 month of the test date. View details of the score review process in the Examinee Handbook for your test.


Score use

You can use TOEIC scores to measure how well you’ll perform in the workplace and real-life situations where you need to communicate in English. They can help advance your career, get more job opportunities, and prepare you for higher education programs.

  • Corporations and government agencies use TOEIC scores to make hiring decisions and determine if employees have the English-communication skills needed to carry out specific job responsibilities or communicate successfully when working in an English-speaking country.
  • Universities, high schools and other education institutions use scores to determine if students have met specific levels of English proficiency and if they have the skills needed to communicate effectively in their careers once they graduate.
  • English training programs use TOEIC scores to help place incoming students, show student progress, and evaluate the effectiveness of their program.

Download the score descriptors and other resources below to learn how to use TOEIC scores.
 


TOEIC Listening and Reading test

TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Examinee Handbook


Find information on score reporting, score certificates and scoring policies.

TOEIC® Listening and Reading 2021 Report on Test Takers Worldwide


Provides data from the 2021 TOEIC Listening and Reading Background Questionnaire.

TOEIC® Listening and Reading Score Descriptors


Explains typical strengths and weaknesses at various proficiency levels.

TOEIC® Listening and Reading Can-Do Guide


Describes how easily test takers in certain score bands should be able to complete English-language activities.

Mapping the TOEIC® Tests on the Common European Framework of Reference


Exhibits TOEIC test scores correspondence with proficiency levels outlined by the CEFR.

TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing Tests Examinee Handbook


Find information on proficiency levels, score reporting, certificates and scoring policies.

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing Score Descriptors


Explains typical strengths and weaknesses at various proficiency levels.

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing 2021 Report on Test Takers Worldwide


Provides data from the 2021 TOEIC Speaking and Writing Background Questionnaire.

Mapping the TOEIC® Tests on the Common European Framework of Reference


Exhibits TOEIC test scores correspondence with proficiency levels outlined by the CEFR.

TOEIC Bridge® tests

TOEIC Bridge® Listening and Reading Tests Examinee Handbook


Find information on score reporting, score certificates and scoring policies.

TOEIC Bridge® Speaking and Writing Tests Examinee Handbook


Find information on score reporting, score certificates and scoring policies.

TOEIC Bridge® Score Comparisons


Explains typical strengths and weaknesses at various proficiency levels.

Mapping the Redesigned TOEIC Bridge® Tests on the CEFR Flyer


How the redesigned TOEIC Bridge tests map to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).