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Their tomorrow starts today

Mapping TOEFL ITP scores


to the CEFR

Your English language program is an international students


first step toward a more promising future. So anything you
can do to strengthen their skills will help them on this path.
The TOEFL ITP tests give you access to the renowned
methodology of the TOEFL test right in your classroom.
They let you pinpoint the areas in which your students need
help, so you can tailor your teaching to meet those needs.
And knowing your students English skill levels better today
gives them the best chance for success tomorrow.

This mapping study identified the minimum TOEFL ITP Level 1


test scores corresponding to four levels of the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
TOEFL ITP awards three levels of certificates as proof of
achievement of English language proficiency. Each level
corresponds to a CEFR level: C1 (Gold certificate);
B2 (Silver certificate); B1 (Bronze certificate).
See the scaled cut scores in the table below.

To have TOEFL ITP in your classroom today, contact your local network office:
TOEFL ITP Scores Descriptors and CEFR Levels
TOTAL Minimum
TOEFL ITP Scores
Level 1
310 to 677 pts
627 pts

European
CEFR Levels

C1

Proficient User
Effective Operational
Proficiency

543 pts

B2

Independent User
Vantage

460 pts

B1

Independent User
Threshold

337 pts

A2

Basic User
Waystage

CEFR General Descriptions

Can understand a wide range of demanding texts, and


recognize implicit meaning. Can express himself/herself
fluently and spontaneously without searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly for social, academic and professional
purposes. Can produce well-structured text on complex
subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns,
connectors and cohesive devices.

Can understand main ideas of complex, abstract and concrete


texts, and technical discussions in their field of specialization.
Interacts fluently and spontaneously with native speakers
without strain. Can produce clear, detailed text on a range of
subjects. Can explain views on topical issues citing advantages
and disadvantages.

Can understand main points of clear standard input found


in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with situations while
traveling where the language is spoken. Can produce
simple, clear text on familiar or personal topics. Can describe
experiences, events, dreams and aspirations. Can give
explanations of opinions and plans.

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions


about areas of immediate relevance. Can communicate
about routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of
information. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his or her
background, environment and matters of immediate need.

Note: The cut scores represent the minimum scores needed to enter the CEFR levels. These recommendations are based on the results of mapping studies with
expert panels and data analyses of test-taker scores.

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Using TOEFL ITP


for your students today
can help you shape their tomorrow.

The TOEFL ITP Assessment Series for your classroom

ITP
The power of the TOEFL test in your classroom
The classroom is where it all happens. The TOEFL ITP Assessment Series gives you
real insight into your students performance so you can shape their tomorrow and
help them succeed.
Designed to meet your testing needs and preferences

Why TOEFL ITP


is the best
choice for your
students future

Convenient to use
 Affordable at
any quantity

TOEFL ITP was developed to meet the demand from institutions and teachers
for a convenient, affordable and reliable method to evaluate the students and
curriculum of existing English language learning programs.
The TOEFL ITP Assessment Series and the TOEFL test are used for separate
purposes and administered differently. The TOEFL test is a high-stakes exam
administered by ETS. TOEFL test scores are used by institutions to make major
decisions, such as student admissions. TOEFL ITP tests are administered by
institutions, which use their own facilities, staff and resources to administer
the tests.
7 ways you can use TOEFL ITP in your classroom
The TOEFL ITP tests measure core English skills using 100% academic content
similar to what is used in actual classroom tasks. This makes the tests an
essential tool for:

The TOEFL ITP tests use an academic context to evaluate the English language proficiency of nonnative
English speakers. TOEFL ITP is a paper-based test. All questions are multiple choice and students answer them
by filling in an answer sheet. Two proficiency levels are available.

rStructure and Written Expression: measures the ability to recognize standard written English.
rReading Comprehension: measures the ability to read and understand short passages at the
university level.

Number of Questions

Admin. Time

50

35 minutes

31 68

Structure and Written Expression

40

25 minutes

31 68

Admissions to short-term, non-degree programs in


English-speaking countries where the sending and receiving
institutions agree to use ITP scores.

5.

Admissions to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in


non-English speaking countries where English is not the dominant
form of instruction.

6.

7.

Admissions and placement in collaborative international


degree programs where English language training will be a feature
of the program.
Scholarship programs, as contributing documentation for academic
English proficiency.

The TOEFL ITP assessments share the same rich heritage as the TOEFL test the worlds most widely
accepted and respected English language assessment. They are backed by more than 45 years of research
by world-renowned assessment and linguistic experts. As the worlds leading on-site testing program, the
TOEFL ITP assessments are relied upon by more than 2,500 institutions in 47 countries with 600,000+ tests
administered annually.

rListening Comprehension: measures the ability to understand English, including short and long
conversations and short talks or lectures.

Listening Comprehension

4.

Gives you confidence with a proven track record of success

The tests evaluate skills in three areas:

Section

turnaround in
7 days or less

that identify areas


for improvement

A snapshot of the TOEFL ITP Assessments

Progress monitoring in English language programs stressing


academic English proficiency.
Exiting English language programs by demonstrating proficiency in
English listening and reading.

 Targeted results

*Special pricing may be available for large volume orders or unique circumstances.

With multiple test forms, you can administer the tests throughout the year and as often as you need and an
instruction manual is provided to guide you through the test administration.

2.
3.

reliable and accurate

The TOEFL ITP assessments are affordably priced at any quantity. Institutions have the option to purchase
different quantities of the tests based on their needs.*

Placement in intensive English language programs requiring


academic English proficiency at a college or graduate level.

 Quick scoring with

 Proven track record:

Offers reasonably priced options at any quantity

As a teacher or administrator, your time is valuable. Thats why the TOEFL ITP tests offer you unparalleled
convenience and flexibility. Because you use your own staff and facilities to administer the test, you choose
when you want to test and the size of the test group.

1.

 Flexible scheduling
for any size group

Convenient, flexible and reliable

Level 1 intermediate to advanced: 2 hours


Score Scale

Reading Comprehension

50

55 minutes

31 67

Total

140

115 minutes

310 677

Level 2 high beginning to intermediate: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Section

Number of Questions

Admin. Time

Score Scale

Listening Comprehension

30

22 minutes

20 50

Structure and Written Expression

25

17 minutes

20 50

Reading and Vocabulary

40

31 minutes

20 50

Total

95

70 minutes

200 500

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