The TOEFL® test of academic English is the global leader and the most accepted English-langue test in the world. It is currently the most widely accepted English-langue assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries, including Australia, the U.K., Canada, and the United States. The TOEFL® test does the best job of assessing English-langue proficiency, providing more accurate scores to better differentiate between test takers.
Wherever English is spoken, TOEFL scores provide institutions with the largest and most diverse pool of applicants to choose from.
Among admissions officers recently surveyed four out of five prefer the TOEFL® test over other English-langue tests. Admissions officers are more satisfied with the TOEFL® test because:
- Only the TOEFL test has more than 4,500 testing centers in over 180 countries , so students shouldn’t have to travel far to take the test.
- Only the TOEFL test is accepted by close to 9,000 institutions, immigration authorities and scholarship encies in over 130 countries, truly making the TOEFL test a student’s passport to the world.
- The TOEFL test measures the kind of integrated English skills students will actually use in an academic settings so admissions officers will know by their scores if applicants have the skills needed to succeed at their institution.
- The TOEFL test uses a centralized scoring method, independent of the test center, to ensure the security and validity of scores. In addition, the TOEFL test uses multiple raters to evaluate the speaking and writing sections of the test – and all raters are monitored daily to ensure the scores they give are fair, unbiased and objective.
- The TOEFL test was developed with the cooperation of some of the world’s leading experts in psychometrics and statistics, using rigorous research. More than 150 research reports support the design and validity of the TOEFL test.