The purpose of the TOEFL test is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English.TOEFL scores are required for purpose of admission by more than 2,400 colleges and universities in the United States and Cananda. The test is also used by institutions in other countries where English is the language of instruction. In addition, government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency.
TOEFL iBT Highlights
TOEFL iBT measures receptive and expressive skills equally. Half the total score on the test is based on reading and listening abilities- on now well you receive and understand English. Half the total score is based on speaking and writing abilities- on how well you express yourself using English.
TOEFL iBT measures integrated skills. In speaking and writing section of the test, there are several questions in which you must read and/or listen, then speak or write based on what you read and heard
TOEFL iBT contained no structure section. As already mentioned, TOEFL iBT includes no discrete point testing. Your knowledge of the grammar of English is measured within the skill sections of the test. For example \, you must correctly apply rules of English grammar when speaking on the test.
TOEFL iBT uses more authentic language in the reading and listening passages. For example, in the listening section, speaker in a conversation may interrupt each other, just as two people naturally do when engaged in conversation.
TOEFL iBT allows note taking. You can, an in fact should, take notes in every section of the test.
Each of the four sections of TOEFL iBT is scored on a scale of 0 to 30 .The four section scores are then added together for a total test score of 0 to 120.
In addition to the section scores and total scre,you will receive score descriptors as a part of your result.These descriptors are breif explanation of what the numeric scores mean interms of language skills and proficiency.